"Failed lobotomy" is a resin skull sculpture, that depict a macabre twist on the procedure.
This "failed" lobotomy depics the modified ice pick (made of polymer clay and wood in this sculpture) used in lobotomy procedure and bursting through the back of the skull.
Freeman performed the first transorbital lobotomy on a live patient in 1946. The lobotomy involved lifting the upper eyelid and placing the point of a thin surgical instrument (modified ice pick) under the eyelid and against the top of the eyesocket. The ice pick was malleted 5 centimeters into the frontal lobe.
- Lobotomía fallida - Tamaño natural -
- Nombre científico
- 13×18×12 cm
- 1 kg