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Rosemary Kennedy

Rosemary Kennedy is the oldest daughter of Rose and Joseph P. Kennedy Sr.[?] She was born in September 1918, and she was slightly retarded.

The family had problems dealing with this, and in 1941 her father asked a neurosurgeon to perform a prefrontal lobotomy - this was considered a magical cure. This did not have the effect that was foreseen, and afterwards Rosemary was incapable of living a normal life. She has been living in an institution in Wisconsin since that time.



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