Just came across this and had to share this with you all. Very old, but still, my eyes popped at the patient descriptions. Not to mention the "treatment". Sort of in the category of "things could be worse".... Its a description of the outcomes of several patients with "psychogenic pain" or organic pain "with a strong emotional or psychogenic component" who were treated with neurosurgery (a portion of their cingulum, a bundle of white matter fibres, was removed on one or both sides). The only bright spot in all this - if you could call it that - is the lack of overt sexism.The male case above seems to have been treated with as much dripping contempt as the female one.