Summary and Analysis of Patient H.M

Summary and Analysis of Patient H.M

A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets : Based on the Book by Luke Dittrich

eBook - 2017
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So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Patient H.M. tells you what you need to know--before or after you read Luke Dittrich's book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Patient H.M. : A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets includes: Historical context Chapter-by-chapter overviews Profiles of the main characters Detailed timeline of key events Important quotes Fascinating trivia Glossary of terms Supporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich: Patient H.M. tells the extraordinary true story of Henry Molaison, a young man who underwent a lobotomy in 1953 in hopes of curing his epilepsy. Instead, he suffered extensive memory loss and would became the most studied patient in the history of neuroscience. Luke Dittrich, whose grandfather performed the surgery, artfully combines family history, medical science, and investigative journalism to create a suspenseful and unsettling narrative on the search to understand the most elusive of scientific research topics: the human memory. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Worth Books, [2017]
ISBN: 9781504046466
Branch Call Number: 617.481 Su
Characteristics: 1 online resource (30 pages)
Additional Contributors: Freading (Firm)

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