The account, along with a lot of patronizing nonsense is here Basically L knew she was female from childhood and had a bad time at school - from time to time she would try and butch up and not be girly, but it never worked for her. In her teens she started hustling and slept with a lot of men; she also had an affair with a woman, and regarded this as a lesbian relationship. In her early 20s, her parents persuaded her to go into psychoanalysis and when this failed to 'cure' her, got her admitted to hospital. There they repeatedly put her in insulin comas, some hundred times in total, often associating it with electric shock therapy. When this had no effect whatever, except to make her more confused, they gave her a lobotomy, and followed it up with more coma and shock treatments. The surgical site got infected and she developed an infection in her brain - they continued to give her electric shock treatment and she eventually suffocated on the table. When they opened her skull, they found signs of endless trauma from the shocks and brain surgery. And had a meeting to discuss ways of carrying out such procedures more efficiently and without negative outcomes
Words fucking fail me.
Later I had better add for people who don't follow the link that this was 1952, but presumably many of those involved continued to practice medicine for years thereafter.