Medicine: It Didn't Work

Millard Wright had spent 15 of his 38 years in jail when, in an attempt to cure his urge to steal, he had a prefrontal lobotomy (cutting of nerve pathways in the forebrain). That was five years ago (TIME, July 14, 1947). For his possible contribution to medical science, Wright drew a light sentence, and he behaved so well that after 2½ years he was paroled. He got married, worked as a bus washer, and his lawyer and physician thought he was going straight.

But in Pittsburgh last week, Wright was identified as the man...

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