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(p. 467) Letter to the British Medical Journal: Ethics of Prefrontal Leucotomy 

(p. 467) Letter to the British Medical Journal: Ethics of Prefrontal Leucotomy
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(p. 467) Letter to the British Medical Journal: Ethics of Prefrontal Leucotomy
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Donald W. Winnicott

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10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0091
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date: 19 October 2018

In this letter to the British Medical Journal, Winnicott asserts that leucotomy enthusiasts have abandoned their initial claim that they use this technique only in hopeless mental hospital cases, and he claims that the indications for this treatment have now encroached on the psychoneuroses. Winnicott supports the human right to suffer.

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