A Story of Memory, Madness and Family SecretsBook - 2016
"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"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2016.
Branch Call Number: 616.85232 DIT
Characteristics: xv, 440 pages ; 25 cm