Thursday, December 4th — H.M.

December 5, 2008

Today I Learned…

…that H.M., one of the most important neuroscience patients in history, died this week.  H.M. had anterograde amnesia stemming from an experimental brain surgery he had more than 50 years ago to alleviate severe epilepsy.  Henry Molaison had been unable to create new memories for about a half century, and died without ever having any knowledge of what he contributed to the field of neuroscience.

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