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October 1955

Primera Conferencia Méxicana de Neurología Quirúrgica y Psico-Cirugía

AMA Arch NeurPsych. 1955;74(4):465-466. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1955.02330160115015

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Abstract

In connection with the tenth surgical assembly of Mexico in November, 1952, a conference on neurological surgery and psychosurgery was held under the honorary presidency of Freeman and Watts. The editors have collected as many of the papers as were available, but without the accompanying discussion. In discussing the future of psychosurgery, Freeman stressed the riddle of the anatomically normal brain in the presence of advanced schizophrenic deterioration and expressed the thought that some means might be found to restore the brain to effective functioning. One of the pressing problems was a more effective treatment of hallucinations, and in this respect the temporal lobe seemed to offer a more promising field of endeavor. Difficult problems of uncontrollable alcoholism, criminality, drug addiction, and psychopathy seemed as far as ever from solution, although in cases of sexual psychopathy there was a ray of hope. The problem of presenting the results in such

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