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AUDIO BOOK CD
Author Dittrich, Luke.

Title Patient H.M. : [sound recording] : a story of memory, madness, and family secrets / Luke Dittrich.

Publication Info. [Westminster, MD] : Books on Tape, 2016.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Peru PL Book on CD - PUGG-8  AUD CDBOOK NF DITTRICH    AVAILABLE
Edition Unabridged.
Description 12 audio discs (14 hr., 34 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Playing Time 123400
Description spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
digital optical rda
CD audio rda
Note Title from container.
Performer Read by George Newbern.
Note Compact discs.
Summary An award-winning investigative journalist explores the scientific, ethical and, above all, human dimensions of one of the most important stories in the history of medicine. In the summer of 1953, a renowned Yale neurosurgeon performed a novel operation on an epileptic patient. The operation helped control intractable seizures, but it also did something else: it left the patient amnesic for the rest of his life. Dittrich excavates the lives of Dr. Scoville and his most famous patient, and spins their tales together in thrilling, kaleidoscopic fashion, uncovering troves of well-guarded secrets, and revealing how the bright future of modern neuroscience has dark roots in the forgotten history of psychosurgery, raising ethical questions that echo into the present day.
Subject H. M., 1926-2008.
Scoville, William Beecher, 1906-1984.
Amnesiacs -- Biography.
Neurosurgeons -- United States -- Biography.
Epilepsy -- Surgery -- United States -- History.
Memory disorders -- Patients.
Amnesia.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Biographies.
Added Author Newbern, George, 1964-
Standard No. 9780147523020
ISBN 9780147523020
0147523028
Music No. PRHA 5436 Penguin Random House Audio

 
    
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