1941 - Rosemary Kennedy Lobotomy Leaves Her Mentally Incapacitated

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In 1941, Rosemary Kennedy (standing in left background), the third child and first daughter of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy underwent a lobotomy at age 23 in hopes of curing her violent mood swings. The lobotomy ended up leaving her severely mentally handicapped for the rest of... FILE PHOTO / ASSOCIATED PRESS