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In 1949, António Egas Moniz was given a Nobel Prize for developing the lobotomy. 00:38
António Egas Moniz theorized that mental illness was caused by malfunctioning synapses in the frontal cortex. 04:08
After World War II ended, and thousands of soldiers returned to American with PTSD, the number of lobotomies performed annually grew from 100 to 5,000. 06:31
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