I’d Rather Have a Bottle in Front of Me

I like word play. Spoonerisms, for example: The announcer at the piano concert said,  “Mr. Playbody will now pee for us,” instead of “Mr. Peabody will now play for us.”  I remember the following from high school: “I’d rather have a free bottle in front of me than a pre-frontal lobotomy.”   I had a […]

Double Portrait and Brain

I’ve got the brain on my mind lately. Every spare minute I read more of Patient H.M., a new book by Luke Dittrich. It delves behind the scenes in the development of ablative brain surgery during its ‘wild west’ beginnings, where there was not even a thought about informing the patient, most of whom had mental […]

Brain Slice

I’m reading a really interesting new book. I tweeted a review of it from the Washington Post (see @bruddajack, August 26) and bought it yesterday. It reads like a hot knife through butter. The name of the book is Patient H.M. by Luke Dittrich. H.M. suffered from epileptic seizures after an accident in childhood. About […]