Drs. Banay and Davidoff
Drs. R. S. Banay and L. Davidoff of New York reported in the Journal of Criminal Psychopathology in 1942 that they had recently achieved success in a case of a particularly difficult patient.
We have achieved an apparent recovery of a sex psychopath.
After performing a lobotomy on this patient,
Who we will refer to as J. S.
the patient has not felt the need to engage in homosexual acts,
dress in women's clothes,
or desire to be spanked, flagellated or other acts
Immediately following the operation,
J.S. was confused, disoriented, incontinent, and euphoric.
He masturbated, fingered his rectum and sucked the feces-stained finger.
But three weeks after the operation,
these symptoms disappeared.
And the patient was released to pursue a normal,
A few years later, they were forced to revise his postoperative evaluation.
When J.S. was discovered in a hospital near Chicago,
his memory was so distorted and incomplete,
we could not rely it to tell us of his postoperative actions.
We've had to consult with independent sources.
After leaving the hospital,
moved from one job to another,
unable to perform the simplest tasks.
He was often confused, unreliable,
and unable to maintain personal
He worked for a laundry,
a church as a secretary,
handing out handbills,
receptionist at a funeral home.
After having been fired from the funeral home,--
he arrived at work one day completely disoriented
and having soiled his pants--
we don't know what he did until he turned up
in a mission six months later.
The mission asked him to leave
when his hygiene became unbearable.
He went from mission to mission,
never able to stay for longer than a week.
J.S. was finally picked up by the police
while living in a rooming house.
He was living in squalor,
starving and malnourished,
stinking and crawling with lice.
He was incontinent
and doctors at the hospital he was taken to,
could not remove his clothes
without soap, water and scissors.
Among his only possessions was a diary.
Only a few pages, actually,
but hints as to his movements and habits
during this period.
March 14: Fair weather. Mild. Sick with a cold. Home all day. To Prospect Park in the evening. Met man.
July 13: Fair but hot. Met boy in park tonight.
August 8: Fair hot. Went to Church morning. To Fort Green Park in the afternoon for a sailor.
August 25: Two sailors.
October: Found a number there.
November: Please FEEL MY BARE ASSS AND COCK.
November: I have no drawers on. $.25 if you pull my cock hard.
November: Sammy, if we could be all alone somewhere and no would know anything about it if I stripped off bare naked, and laid down on the floor or bed would you spank my nice soft ass just as hard as you could with your belt and rubber hose. I haven't had a spanking for a long time and how I want one.
When J.S. returned to our care,
he was incomprehensible.
Though he was clear about desiring to be flagellated.
What is startling to us, is that J.S. more than willing to be lobotomized.
He had been terrified that he might commit some kind of sexual assault.
His sexuality had been a source of misery,
and extreme anxiety.
It's become clear that J.S.'s homosexual tendencies
is a pathology that goes beyond the body.
Though I may sound superstitious and unprofessional,
we might have been more successful with J.S.
had we called in a exorcist.
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