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Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain
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Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain (Paperback)

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What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this gripping and illuminating book, Dr Allan Ropper reveals the extraordinary stories behind some of the life-altering afflictions that he and his staff are confronted with at the Neurology Unit of Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital.



Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr Ropper inhabits a place where absurdities abound: a sportsman who starts spouting gibberish; an undergraduate who suddenly becomes psychotic; a mother who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living. How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? Dr Ropper answers these questions by taking the reader into a world where lives and minds hang in the balance.

Medical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineClinical psychologyMedical & VeterinaryBrances of medicineNeurology & clinical neurophysiologyScience & MathematicsBiology, life sciencesLife sciences: general issuesNeurosciencesScience & MathematicsScience: general issuesPopular science Publisher: Atlantic Books Publication Date: 18/11/2015 ISBN-13: 9781782395508  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Dr Allan H. Ropper is a Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Raymond D. Adams Master Clinician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is credited with founding the field of neurological intensive care and counts Michael J. Fox among his patients. B. D. Burrell is the author of Postcards from the Brain Museum. He has appeared on the Today Show, Booknotes, and NPR's Morning Edition. He divides his time between writing and statistical research with neuroscientific applications.

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A compassionate and empathetic series of case studies exploring just how "wrong" our brains can go. Each chapter presents a number of cases clustered around a similar symptom/cause, and how these are diagnosed and treated. At times it feels a little like watching an episode of House, but whilst the main aim of the book is discussing these intriguing maladies, there is also a great deal of insight into the medical institutions we rely on, and what it means to be a doctor. Absolutely fascinating!

 

Lauren, Charing Cross Road

Charing Cross Rd Bookshop - 31/07/2018

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