10 Incredibly Dangerous Doctors

History is full of medical horror stories you've never heard of. Some doctors popularized theories that turned out to be just plain wrong, others made catastrophic misdiagnoses. Still others valued their research over their patients, to the detriment of both. Shown is Dr. Walter Freeman, who promoted the ice pick lobotomy in the mid-20th century.
It became incredibly popular, over 50,000 were performed, with Freeman performing over 3,000 himself in his lobotomobile. Freeman believed in lobotomies even after being discredited. He spent his final years visiting his victims, trying to prove they had benefited from his work.

Read about Freeman and nine other dangerous doctors. Link -Thanks, Sami!

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Good call on including Freeman, but let's not forget the guy who originally developed the lobotomy procedure (Dr. Egas Moniz). Moriz actually got the 1949 Nobel prize in Medicine for his work.

Freeman (a neurologist) together with James Watts (a surgeon) "optimized" Moniz's original procedure, coined the term "lobotomy", and busily promoted the procedure. When old Joe Kennedy had his troublesome daughter Rosemary lobotomized by Freeman, the profound damage incurred finally brought some public scrutiny to the issue.
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