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My Lobotomy

My Lobotomy explores one of medical history's most controversial chapters -- when transorbital lobotomies were widely condoned -- through one man's personal journey.

Best Documentary: Gold2006 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition

2006 / David Isay / Piya Kochar / All Things Considered, USA

My Lobotomy explores one of medical history's most controversial chapters -- when transorbital lobotomies were widely condoned -- through one man's personal journey.

Howard Dully, a 57-year-old bus driver from California, takes listeners along on his quest to discover why he was lobotomized when he was just 12.

My Lobotomy won the Best Documentary: Gold Award in the 2006 Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition.


produced by

David Isay

David Isay is the founder of Sound Portraits Productions and StoryCorps.

Piya Kochar

Piya Kochhar was born in India but, because of her father's job, spent her childhood moving from country to country.


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