See Archival Footage of Early Brain Treatment


The Foundation has produced a short historical video from a 1972 Swedish television news program. This video follows Dr. Petter Lindstrom performing psychosurgery with focused ultrasound at Children’s Hospital San Francisco. Many advances have been made in the 40 years since this procedure was performed, delivering focused ultrasound directly to the brain with part of the skull removed. This footage was provided by a patient to Dr. Dan Leksell, son of Dr. Lars Leksell, the inventor of radiosurgery.

Please note some images may be graphic.