Manhandling the brain: Psychiatric neurosurgery in the mid-20th century

2016 marked 75 years since the first UK pre-frontal leucotomy, a procedure introduced in Portugal in 1935. Over the next 30 years 70,000 people with psychiatric problems were operated on. This art/historical project by Ken Barrett explored these events, alongside their healthcare and academic context. The installation was held in Queen Square Library June-September 2016. Please see exhibition handout and Ken Barrett’s website for further information.