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Patient H. M.

A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets

Patient H. M.( )
Author: Dittrich, Luke
ISBN:978-0-7011-8713-2
Publication Date:Nov 2016
Publisher:Penguin Random House
Imprint:Chatto & Windus
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:AUD $55.00
Book Description:

In the summer of 1953 maverick neurosurgeon William Beecher Scoville performed a groundbreaking operation on a twenty-seven-year-old epileptic patient named Henry Molaison. The operation failed to eliminate Molaison's intractable seizures, but it did have an unintended effect- Henry was left profoundly amnesic, unable to create long term memories.The story of Patient H.M., as he came to be known, is the story of how we came to understand memory, and better understand ourselves....
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Book Details
Pages:464
Detailed Subjects: Psychology / Psychopathology / Memory Disorders
Medical / Neurology
Science / Life Sciences / Neuroscience
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):14.3 x 22.2 x 4 cm
Book Weight:0.606 Kilograms



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