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(p. 465) Letter to The Lancet: Leucotomy in Psychosomatic Disorders 

(p. 465) Letter to The Lancet: Leucotomy in Psychosomatic Disorders
(p. 465) Letter to The Lancet: Leucotomy in Psychosomatic Disorders

Donald W. Winnicott

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date: 28 September 2020

In this letter to The Lancet, Winnicott contends that no scientific psychiatric group will allow the ethics of leucotomy as a matter for scientific discussion. Winnicott defends the belief that the human being has the right to suffer, and even to commit suicide, intact, with the brain - the somatic basis for his psyche - inviolate. He upholds his belief that human nature should be given its proper dignity.

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