Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole: Extraordinary Journeys into the Human Brain

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“What is it like to take a look at to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this gripping and illuminating book, Dr Allan Ropper reveals the bizarre stories in the back of one of the crucial life-altering afflictions that he and his staff are confronted with at the Neurology Unit of Harvard’s Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Neurologists diagnose and treat serious illnesses of the brain by combining the hard science of medical knowledge with the art of intuitive reasoning. The unique challenge they face is that their primary sources of information – the patients’ brains – are reasonably steadily altered, once in a while bizarrely, on account of disease. 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 salesman who drives around and around a roundabout, unable to get off; a mother who has to make a decision 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 without end? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr Ropper answers these questions by taking the reader into a world where lives and minds hang in the balance.”

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