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December 23, 2016


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A really interesting post, thanks.

Do you happen to know why so many people think he had a lobotomy? Even Wikipedia says that.

Romeo  Vitelli

I really can't say. Maybe it makes the story sound more interesting? The most reliable sources I consulted seem to agree that it was a brain tumour operation.


I suppose if the tumour was in the frontal lobe (which, given the symptoms, seems likely), the operation might have been a "prefrontal lobotomy" anatomically speaking, which could have led to confusion.

Romeo  Vitelli

Interesting notion. I don't know if the actual medical files are still available but it would be an intriguing thing to check.

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I hope he will do everything within your will-power to get well again as soon as possible. A great artist like you owes it to the world to become active again.

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