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Moniz

[maw-neesh] /mɔˈniʃ/
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Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas
[ahn-taw-nyoo kah-uh-tah-noo duh uh-bre-oo fruh-ee-ruh ee-guh sh] /ɑ̃ˈtɔ nyʊ ˌkɑ əˈtɑ nʊ də əˈbrɛ ʊ frəˈi rə ˈi gəʃ/ (Show IPA),
1874–1955, Portuguese neurosurgeon: Nobel prize 1949.
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Moniz Mo·niz (mō-nēz', mô-nēsh'), Antonio Caetano de Abreu Freire Egas. 1874-1955.

Portuguese neurosurgeon. He shared a 1949 Nobel Prize for the development of prefrontal lobotomy as a radical treatment for severe psychoses.

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