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Patient H.M.

a Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets
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Dec 16, 2019ryner rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
At the age of seven young Henry Molaison stepped into the street and collided with a bicyclist. Following the accident he began suffering from increasingly frequent and severe epileptic seizures, leading ultimately to an experimental brain…
Jun 01, 2017kakacurt rated this title 5 out of 5 stars
Especially interesting as it gives the history of neurosurgery.
Feb 08, 2017DadCat rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
This is a book packed with the good and bad of mental health care history. It is subjective but also factual. The author also has a personal quest to learn about his neurosurgeon grandfather. If you are squimish this is not for you. …
Jan 11, 2017wendyfath rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
Patient H.M. is a very well researched, fascinating, macabre and heartrending insight into the history of neurosurgery. It's amazing to learn that surgery on the brain was done by ancient Egyptians. It's nothing short of disturbing to…
Sep 24, 2016MplsTA rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
An interesting accounting of the history of the lobotomy and lobotomy-like procedures told by the grandson of one of the first neurosurgeons practicing this surgery. The book tells the story of patient H.M. who receives a procedure…