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Author Mason, Michael Paul, 1971-

Title Head cases : stories of brain injury and its aftermath / Michael Paul Mason.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  617.481 Mas    ---  Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description 310 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Mason gives a series of vivid glimpses into brain science, the last frontier of medicine, and explores fragility of the brain and the sense of self, life, and order that resides there.
Contents The hermit of Hollywood Boulevard -- A prisoner of the present -- An insult to the brain -- Rob Rabe cannot cry -- Portrait of an injury -- The only thing that works -- The resurrection of Doug Bearden -- Ultraviolent Bryan -- Fugue of the pony soldier -- In all earnestness -- The hospital in the desert -- Wood of the suicides.
Source ILDP 2/2009 PPL
Subject Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- United States -- Case studies.
Brain -- Wounds and injuries -- Patients -- Rehabilitation -- United States -- Case studies.
Brain Injuries -- United States -- Personal Narratives.
Health Services Accessibility -- United States.
Long-Term Care -- United States.
ISBN 9780374134525

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