Proving yet again that old SP saying "There's no fool like one implanted by Hubbard," the scientology misfits let loose their CCHR attack dog on Mass General Hospital and passed out the following flyer to all Beacon Hill homes (a jpeg of the original is posted to alt.binaries.scientology):
Citizens Commission on Human RightsDo you suppose they are upset that my psychiatrist at MGH will not see them?
89 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite 213
Boston, MA 02115
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Time: 4:15 PM Kevin Hall Place: Mass. General Hospital New England Director Cambridge Street (617) 266-3841 Date: Monday, September 28GROUP CALLS FOR LOBOTOMY BAN AT MGH
Boston - Local members of an international psychiatric watchdog group held two 15 foot banners outside the main entrance of Massachusetts General Hospital to protest their use of lobotomies.
Mass. General is the only hospital in the nation admitting to this barbaric procedure,,, said Kevin Hall, New England Director of the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR), "A lobotomy protest may be startling, but it's time people wake up to the brutality, ham and even death created by psychiatry."
Modern lobotomies, or cingulotomies, use lasers or live electric wires inserted through the skull to destroy small areas of the brain. This is dissimilar to those of about forty to fifty years ago which mainly consisted of jamming a common ice pick under the eyelid and moving it back and forth to destroy as much of the brain's gray matter as possible.
Approximately 50,000 Americans fell victim to the earlier procedure which was developed in 1935 by Portuguese neurosurgeon Egas Moniz who was killed by one of his own victims. He used to drill holes in the forehead and insert blades. One year later, the quicker ice pick procedure was developed by American psychiatrist Walter "The Headhunter" Freeman who performed an estimated 3,300 of these procedures which he described as a "mercy killing of the psyche."
The two banners had the following consecutive messages, "50, 000 DESYROYED BY LOBOTOMY IN U. S." and "LOBOTOMIES DONE AT MASS. GENERAL.
According to CCHR, which was established by the Church of Scientology to investigate and expose psychiatric violations of human rights, most people at a similar demonstration last week were horrified and infuriated that Mass. General peforms psychosurgery. Many employees did not even know that the hospital did this type of procedure. "I hope some of the Mass. General employees take that anger out on the lobotomists in their ranks in order to put an end to the babarism," said Hall.
CCHR's intention for the protest is to raise awareness as part of a campaign to ban all forms of psychosurgery.
Next time CCHR, word clear "barbarism."