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Patient HM A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Patient HM A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Author: Luke Dittrich
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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.

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General Fields

  • : 9780812992731
  • : Random House Inc
  • : Random House Inc
  • : August 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 464
  • : Luke Dittrich
  • : hardback