WorldCat Identities

Dittrich, Luke

Overview
Works: 8 works in 32 publications in 5 languages and 1,783 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Luke Dittrich
Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness and family secrets by Luke Dittrich( Book )

19 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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. Much of what we now know about how memory works is a direct result of the sixty years of near-constant experimentation carried out upon him until his death in 2008. Award-winning journalist Luke Dittrich brings readers from the gleaming laboratory in San Diego where Molaison's disembodied brain -- now the focus of intense scrutiny -- sits today; to the surgical suites of the 1940s and 50s, where doctors wielded the powers of gods; and into the examination rooms where generations of researchers performed endless experiments on a single, essential, oblivious man: H.M. In the process, Dittrich excavates the lives of Dr. Scoville and his most famous patient, and spins their tales together in thrilling, kaleidoscopic fashion, uncovering troves of well-guarded secrets, and revealing how the bright future of modern neuroscience has dark roots in the forgotten history of psychosurgery, raising ethical questions that echo into the present day"--
Patient H.M. : a story of memory, madness, and family secrets by Luke Dittrich( Recording )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An award-winning investigative journalist explores the scientific, ethical and, above all, human dimensions of one of the most important stories in the history of medicine. In the summer of 1953, a renowned Yale neurosurgeon performed a novel operation on an epileptic patient. The operation helped control intractable seizures, but it also did something else: it left the patient amnesic for the rest of his life. Dittrich excavates the lives of Dr. Scoville and his most famous patient, and spins their tales together in thrilling, kaleidoscopic fashion, uncovering troves of well-guarded secrets, and revealing how the bright future of modern neuroscience has dark roots in the forgotten history of psychosurgery, raising ethical questions that echo into the present day
Der Patient H. M. : eine Geschichte von Erinnerung und Wahnsinn by Luke Dittrich( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#X98;Der#x9C; Patient M. Eine wahre Geschichte von Erinnerung und Wahnsinn by Luke Dittrich( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Hwanja H.M( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A perfectly understandable mistake : the true story of the albino raccoon, the pig farmer, and the only nuclear bomb ever to be dropped on America by Luke Dittrich( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The U.S. Air Force accidentally dropped a nuclear bomb over pig farmer Walter Gregg's property in Mars Bluff in Florence County, S.C., on Mar. 11, 1958. The bombers were flying from Hunter Air Force Base in Savannah, Ga., to England to practice maneuvers. The bomb's radioactive core was not activated, but its explosive force injured Gregg's family and destroyed his home
BRAIN THAT CHANGED EVERYTHING by Luke Dittrich( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.20 (from 0.18 for Patient H. ... to 0.99 for Hwanja H.M ...)

Languages