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HBO Developing Series With Leonardo DiCaprio About Doctor Who Invented the Lobotomy

Nov 22, 2011  •  Post A Comment

HBO is developing a series with Leonardo DiCaprio’s production company based on "The Lobotomist," a book about the doctor who invented the lobotomy, reports the New York Post.

In the late 1940s, Dr. Walter Freeman refined the surgery and promoted it as a cure for mental illness, traveling around the country and performing 15 operations per day, the story says.

The project is in early stages, without a script or casting, according to the report.

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  1. Maybe it is the Geek in me, but seeing “Doctor” and “Who” in caps had me thinking that the BBC series was being discussed

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