Thursday, March 27, 2014

Veterans: Labotomies to Meditation

From radical brain surgery to drug therapy and meditation, Iowa veterans have done it all while coping with mental illness in the aftermath of war. Treatments have come a long way since lobotomies were performed on World War II vets in Knoxville, Iowa.
A special report on Iowa Public Radio; A shocking, yet hopeful, story on 70 years of treating veterans mental health issues. (Photo recreates a patient view moments before "ice pick" surgery.)