Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets
Author: Dittrich, Luke
Pub Date: 03/08/2017
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In the summer of 1953, maverick neurosurgeon William Beecher Scoville performed a 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.