Friday, December 5, 2008

NYT Pays Tribute to Famous Amnesiac

The New York Times has an interesting obituary on an amnesiac viewed for five decades as "the most important patient in the history of brain science."

Henry Gustav Molaison suffered a head injury as a child and developed severe seizures as a result. When doctors removed tissue from his brain, they were able to stop the seizures, but left him with a severe case of amnesia. It's an interesting obituary, check it out here.

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