I feel as if I do nothing these days but post Freeman stix, but you have to believe me when I say there really is good stuff I'm not showing you. You'll have to buy the book for it. One day in the year 3000 when the book is finished.
None of the books or articles about Walter that I've read so far has laid particular emphasis on this incident. Am I the first person to put this together? Guy who was surgically damaged in childhood by a famous doctor grows up to be a famous doctor who surgically damages people?
I have to do a little more research, but in 1897 I'm pretty sure this procedure would have been carried out without any anesthetic. There were about thirty glands that needed removing, so it wasn't quick, either. It seems to me that a thing like that would change a person.