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The Red Scare, The Pink Scare and the Homosexual Agenda

Lobotomy, as a cure for the queer ailment
Dr. Walter Freeman ‘operating’ at Western State Hospital, 1949.[Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle]

…the operation was extreme enough to be used only as a possible cure for the most intransigent of mental patients, such as those who were prone to violence or who had been through every other form of treatment psychiatrists had to offer. Eventually, it began to be considered as a way to cure nonviolent mental patients, including those whose symptom stemmed from problems with sexual adjustment.

[‘operating’, my emphasis…]

Lobotomy, as a cure for the queer ailment

Dr. Walter Freeman ‘operating’ at Western State Hospital, 1949.
[Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle]

…the operation was extreme enough to be used only as a possible cure for the most intransigent of mental patients, such as those who were prone to violence or who had been through every other form of treatment psychiatrists had to offer. Eventually, it began to be considered as a way to cure nonviolent mental patients, including those whose symptom stemmed from problems with sexual adjustment.

[‘operating’, my emphasis…]

Hormone treatment as conversion therapy for the gay illness

Patient receiving hormone treatment, which can correct chemical imbalance. Photo: Herbert Gehr. Worchester, MA, US. August 1949.

Hormone treatment as conversion therapy for the gay illness

Patient receiving hormone treatment, which can correct chemical imbalance. 
Photo: Herbert Gehr. Worchester, MA, US. August 1949.