The Guardian, January 1 1981
A leading surgeon performed irreversible brain operations on four female patients at Rampton Hospital. This is the first known case of moden psychosurgery in a special hospital where patients are detained involuntarily.
The Guardian, March 26 1981
A London surgeon has performed irreversible brain operations on two involuntary patients, it was disclosed yesterday. The news is likely to increase pressure on the Government to introduce new safe-guards for psychosurgery.
The Guardian, April 3 1981
"Come The Day of Judgement, one of the sins to which I shall have to abjectly confess is that in the early 1950s I recommended the operation in about 20 cases. But never again. Nothing will convince me that the operation is ever anything but unethical.