Patient H M

Patient H M
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
Release Date
Category Amnesiacs
Total Pages 462
ISBN 9780812982527
Rating 3.5/5 from 13 reviews
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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.

Patient H M
  • Author : Luke Dittrich
  • Publisher : Random House Trade Paperbacks
  • Release Date : 2017

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

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Patient H M
  • Author : Luke Dittrich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-08-09

“Oliver Sacks meets Stephen King”* in this propulsive, haunting journey into the life of the most studied human research subject of all time, the amnesic known as Patient H.M. For readers of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks comes a story that has much to teach us about our

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Patient H M
  • Author : Luke Dittrich
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2016-08-11

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

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Permanent Present Tense
  • Author : Suzanne Corkin
  • Publisher : Basic Books
  • Release Date : 2013-05-14

In 1953, 27-year-old Henry Gustave Molaison underwent an experimental “psychosurgical” procedure—a targeted lobotomy—in an effort to alleviate his debilitating epilepsy. The outcome was unexpected—when Henry awoke, he could no longer form new memories, and for the rest of his life would be trapped in the moment. But Henry’

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Remembering
  • Author : Donald G. MacKay
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2019-01-29

The psychologist who worked with a famous amnesiac patient for fifty years explains what his studies show about how memory functions and ways to keep the brain sharp. At age twenty-seven, Henry Molaison underwent brain surgery to remedy life-threatening epilepsy. This operation inadvertently destroyed his hippocampus, the engine in the

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat  And Other Clinical Tales
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998

Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality

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Dignity Therapy
  • Author : Harvey Max Chochinov
  • Publisher : OUP USA
  • Release Date : 2012-01-04

Maintaining dignity for patients approaching death is a core principle of palliative care. Dignity therapy, a psychological intervention developed by Dr. Harvey Max Chochinov and his internationally lauded research group, has been designed specifically to address many of the psychological, existential, and spiritual challenges that patients and their families face

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The History of Neuroscience in Autobiography
  • Author : Larry R. Squire
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1998-10-16

This book is the second volume of autobiographical essays by distinguished senior neuroscientists; it is part of the first collection of neuroscience writing that is primarily autobiographical. As neuroscience is a young discipline, the contributors to this volume are truly pioneers of scientific research on the brain and spinal cord.

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Cases of Amnesia
  • Author : Sarah E. MacPherson,Sergio Della Sala
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-22

In all cognitive domains, neuropsychological research has advanced through the study of individual patients, and detailed observations and descriptions of their cases have been the backbone of medical and scientific reports for centuries. Cases of Amnesia describes some of the most important single case studies in the history of memory,

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Multicultural Health Translation  Interpreting and Communication
  • Author : Meng Ji,Mustapha Taibi,Ineke H. M. Crezee
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-04-24

Multicultural Health Translation, Interpreting and Communication presents the latest research in health translation resource development and evaluation, community and professional health interpreting, and the communication of health risks to multicultural populations. Covering a variety of research topics in empirical health translation and interpreting, this advanced resource will be helpful for

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Remembrance of Patients Past
  • Author : Geoffrey Reaume
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2000-12-15

In Remembrance of Patients Past, historian Geoffrey Reaume remembers previously forgotten psychiatric patients by examining in rich detail their daily life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane (now called the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health – CAMH) from 1870-1940. Psychiatric patients endured abuse and could lead monotonous lives inside

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The Evolution of Memory Systems
  • Author : Kim S. Graham
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03

Current theories about human memory have been shaped by clinical observations and animal experiments. This doctrine holds that the medial temporal lobe subserves one memory system for explicit or declarative memories, while the basal ganglia subserves a separate memory system for implicit or procedural memories, including habits. Cortical areas outside

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Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Non Underweight Patients
  • Author : Glenn Waller,Hannah Turner,Madeleine Tatham,Victoria A Mountford,Tracey D Wade
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-05-10

Most people with eating disorders struggle to find an effective therapy that they can access quickly. Brief Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Non-Underweight Patients: CBT-T for Eating Disorders presents a new form of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) that is brief and effective, allowing more patients to get the help that they

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Summary and Analysis of Patient H M   A Story of Memory  Madness  and Family Secrets
  • Author : Worth Books
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2017-05-16

So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Patient H.M. tells you what you need to know—before or after you read Luke Dittrich’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to

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Specialist Training in Oncology E Book
  • Author : Thankamma V Ajithkumar,Helen Hatcher
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release Date : 2011-10-28

This textbook of oncology is aimed at specialist registrars in the early phase of their training. The basic concepts of cancer practice is touched upon in undergraduate and junior postgraduate years, but new trainees frequently seek additional resources to boost their knowledge in the field of Oncology. This title offers

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