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

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

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Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness and family secrets
Title
Patient H.M.
Title remainder
a story of memory, madness and family secrets
Statement of responsibility
Luke Dittrich
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the summer of 1953, maverick neurosurgeon William Beecher Scoville performed a groundbreaking operation on an epileptic patient named Henry Molaison. But it was a catastrophic failure, leaving Henry unable to create long-term memories. Scoville's grandson, Luke Dittrich, takes us on an astonishing journey through the history of neuroscience, from the first brain surgeries in ancient Egypt to the New England asylum where his grandfather developed a taste for human experimentation. Dittrich's investigation confronts unsettling family secrets and reveals the dark roots of modern neuroscience, raising troubling questions that echo into the present day
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StDuBDS
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Dittrich, Luke
Dewey number
  • 616.8'5232'0092
  • 616.8'5232'0092
  • 616.8'5232'0092
  • 616.852320092
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • H. M
  • Scoville, William Beecher
  • Amnesia
  • Epilepsy
  • Neurosciences
  • Health and Wellbeing
Label
Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness and family secrets, Luke Dittrich
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Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099571865
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 462 pages
Isbn
9780099571865
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness and family secrets, Luke Dittrich
Publication
Note
Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2016
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9780099571865
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xv, 462 pages
Isbn
9780099571865
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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