I came across this story about Roman Tritz in the Wall Street Journal some time ago, it relates to the post world war II medical treatment of mentally ill ex-servicemen in America and is well worth a look. While it relates to a later period of time and in a different country I'm very interested in exploring Australia's own treatment programs for mental health in the future. There is a short film to be found at this link and from there you can explore their story on post war lobotomies in the US.
Katy Mutton is a Canberra based, Australian Visual Artist whose practice is informed by an ongoing concern around trauma and warfare and how these relate to our cultural identity and history. For more information on her artwork visit www.katymutton.com