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

Dittrich, Luke. (Author). Newbern, George, 1964- (Added Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Syracuse Turkey Creek Twp PL - Syracuse CD 616.85 DIT (Text) 50577011050404 Adult AudioBooks Available -
Zionsville PL - Hussey-Mayfield Memorial CD 616.85232 DITTRICH (Text) 33946003132177 Nonfiction Audiobooks . 2nd Floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780147523020
  • ISBN: 0147523028
  • Physical Description: 12 audio discs (14 hr., 34 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Unabridged.
  • Publisher: [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, 2016.

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Compact discs.
Participant or Performer Note:
Read by George Newbern.
Summary, etc.:
An award-winning investigative journalist explores the scientific, ethical and, above all, human dimensions of one of the most important stories in the history of medicine. In the summer of 1953, a renowned Yale neurosurgeon performed a novel operation on an epileptic patient. The operation helped control intractable seizures, but it also did something else: it left the patient amnesic for the rest of his life. Dittrich excavates the lives of Dr. Scoville and his most famous patient, and spins their tales together in thrilling, kaleidoscopic fashion, uncovering troves of well-guarded secrets, and revealing how the bright future of modern neuroscience has dark roots in the forgotten history of psychosurgery, raising ethical questions that echo into the present day.
Subject: H. M., 1926-2008.
Scoville, William Beecher, 1906-1984.
Amnesiacs > Biography.
Neurosurgeons > United States > Biography.
Epilepsy > Surgery > United States > History.
Memory disorders > Patients.
Genre: Audiobooks.

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