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Dissecting the Author: The Story of Lobotomy with Claire Prentice

Date(s): 12 September 2024

Time: 7pm

Cost: £3

Age Restrictions: 16+

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Dissecting The Author Sep 24

Join this Zoom talk as we discuss the history of Lobotomy in the US and UK.
In this online event Surgeons Hall Museums Human Remains Conservator Cat Irving will be joined by historian and author Claire Prentice.
Claire will discuss the research behind her BBC Radio 4 documentary Easier Than Curing Tooth Ache? The Story of Lobotomy which uncovers the history of the brain operation for mental illnesses which some doctors boasted was 'easier than curing a toothache'. Cat Irving, in conversation with Claire Prentice, will explore the history of this practice, in the US and UK.

It is not necessary to have listened to Easier Than Curing Tooth Ache? The Story of Lobotomy to join this event but if you would like to it can be found here:

You will receive the details on how to access this Zoom event upon booking. If you have any problems, please email
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