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"That failure has already and will continue to come at a tremendous cost to doctors and patients. 'I still believe that the people who are the most vulnerable are often the most empathic,' Dr. Dyrbye said. 'They are the ones who get most attached and put the needs of the patient first.'
Dr. Dyrbye continued, 'Until we know what really helps them and what works best, our learning environment will continue to eat away at our students’ empathy and altruism.'”
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Fortunately, Pakeeza has not shown any health problems, even though she eats pebbles and bricks.
Little research has been done on the causes of pica. However, recently cases of pica have been linked to obsessive- compulsive disorder.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Following up from last week, this is an interview with Howard Dully, one of the youngest recipients of the ice- pick lobotomy. He was 12 years old at the time. Now, he is a 61 year old bus driver who went on a quest to find out details of what happened to him. He gives details in his critically well- received memoir "My Lobotomy".
In an interview, Howard Dully says: "I'll never know what I lost in those 10 minutes with Dr. Freeman and his ice pick. By some miracle it didn't turn me into a zombie, crush my spirit or kill me. But it did affect me. Deeply. Walter Freeman's operation was supposed to relieve suffering. In my case it did just the opposite..."
Several physicians have said that because Howard was so young when the operation occurred, it is possible that his brain had a better capacity to repair or compensate, compared to older patients who were operated on.
Here is a website detailing some other interesting cases, including Howard Dully's:
Saturday, August 28, 2010
One of the most horrifying medical treatments in the history of medicine was approved by the medical establishment, the media, and the public!
You can watch the full documentary here: