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Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness, and family secrets / Luke Dittrich.

Dittrich, Luke, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780812992731
  • ISBN: 0812992733
  • Physical Description: xv, 440 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I: Origins. The fall ; Crumpled lead and rippled copper ; Dream jobs ; The bridge ; Arline -- Part II: Madness. Pomander walk ; Water, fire, electricity ; Melius anceps remedium quam nullum ; The broken ; Room 2200 ; Sunset Hill ; Experiment successful, but the patient died ; Unlimited access ; Ecphory ; The vacuum and the ice pick -- Part III: The hunt. It was brought into the sea ; Proust on the operating table ; Fortunate misfortunes ; Henry Gustave Molaison (1926-1953) -- Part IV: Discovery. Where angels fear to tread ; Monkeys and men ; Interpreting the stars ; The son-of-a-bitch center ; The MIT research project known as the amnesic patient H.M. -- Part V: Secret wars. Dewey defeats Truman ; A sweet, tractable man ; It is necessary to go to Niagara to see Niagara Falls ; Patient H.M. (1953-2008) ; The smell of bone dust ; Every day is alone in itself ; Postmortem.
Summary, etc.:
"In the summer of 1953, a renowned Yale neurosurgeon named William Beecher Scoville performed a novel operation on a 27-year-old epileptic patient named Henry Molaison, drilling two silver-dollar sized holes in his forehead and suctioning out a few teaspoons of tissue from a mysterious region deep inside his brain. The operation helped control Molaison's intractable seizures, but it also did something else: It left Molaison amnesic for the rest of his life, with a short term memory of just thirty seconds. Patient H.M., as he came to be known, would emerge as the most important human research subject in history"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: H. M., 1926-2008.
Scoville, William Beecher, 1906-1984.
Amnesiacs > Biography.
Epilepsy > Surgery > United States > History.
Memory disorders > Patients.
H. M., 1926-2008.
Scoville, William Beecher, 1906-1984.
Amnesia, Anterograde.
Epilepsy > surgery.
Memory Disorders.
Memory, Long-Term.
Genre: Biography.

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