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The Resource Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness, and family secrets, Luke Dittrich

Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness, and family secrets, Luke Dittrich

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Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness, and family secrets
Title
Patient H.M.
Title remainder
a story of memory, madness, and family secrets
Statement of responsibility
Luke Dittrich
Title variation
Patient H. M
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Explores the scientific, ethical, and human dimensions of the 1953 brain operation by William Beecher Scoville on an epileptic patient that transformed understandings of memory science and triggered profound legal and medical debates
Tone
Writing style
Award
Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 2016.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10521877
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dittrich, Luke
Dewey number
  • 616.85/232
  • 617.481/092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC394.A5
LC item number
D58 2016
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WM 173.7
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • H. M
  • Scoville, William Beecher
  • Amnesiacs
  • Epilepsy
  • Memory disorders
  • H. M
  • Scoville, William Beecher
  • Amnesia, Anterograde
  • Epilepsy
  • Memory Disorders
  • Memory, Long-Term
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a story of memory, madness and family secrets
Label
Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness, and family secrets, Luke Dittrich
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Origins. The fall ; Crumpled lead and rippled copper ; Dream jobs ; The bridge ; Arline -- Part II: Madness. Pomander walk ; Water, fire, electricity ; Melius anceps remedium quam nullum ; The broken ; Room 2200 ; Sunset Hill ; Experiment successful, but the patient died ; Unlimited access ; Ecphory ; The vacuum and the ice pick -- Part III: The hunt. It was brought into the sea ; Proust on the operating table ; Fortunate misfortunes ; Henry Gustave Molaison (1926-1953) -- Part IV: Discovery. Where angels fear to tread ; Monkeys and men ; Interpreting the stars ; The son-of-a-bitch center ; The MIT research project known as the amnesic patient H.M. -- Part V: Secret wars. Dewey defeats Truman ; A sweet, tractable man ; It is necessary to go to Niagara to see Niagara Falls ; Patient H.M. (1953-2008) ; The smell of bone dust ; Every day is alone in itself ; Postmortem
Control code
20767927
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 440 pages
Isbn
9780812992731
Lccn
2015048638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn932587790
Label
Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness, and family secrets, Luke Dittrich
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Origins. The fall ; Crumpled lead and rippled copper ; Dream jobs ; The bridge ; Arline -- Part II: Madness. Pomander walk ; Water, fire, electricity ; Melius anceps remedium quam nullum ; The broken ; Room 2200 ; Sunset Hill ; Experiment successful, but the patient died ; Unlimited access ; Ecphory ; The vacuum and the ice pick -- Part III: The hunt. It was brought into the sea ; Proust on the operating table ; Fortunate misfortunes ; Henry Gustave Molaison (1926-1953) -- Part IV: Discovery. Where angels fear to tread ; Monkeys and men ; Interpreting the stars ; The son-of-a-bitch center ; The MIT research project known as the amnesic patient H.M. -- Part V: Secret wars. Dewey defeats Truman ; A sweet, tractable man ; It is necessary to go to Niagara to see Niagara Falls ; Patient H.M. (1953-2008) ; The smell of bone dust ; Every day is alone in itself ; Postmortem
Control code
20767927
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 440 pages
Isbn
9780812992731
Lccn
2015048638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn932587790

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