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The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain As Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness, and Recovery
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Back Bay Books
Publication date June 9, 2015
Pages 407
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780316182355
ISBN-10 0316182354
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.90 lbs.
Original list price $17.00
Other format details sci/tech
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: From the author of the bestsellers The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb, fascinating tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience.

Early studies of the functions of the human brain used a simple method: wait for misfortune to strike-strokes, seizures, infectious diseases, lobotomies, horrendous accidents-and see how the victim coped. In many cases survival was miraculous, and observers could only marvel at the transformations that took place afterward, altering victims' personalities. An injury to one section can leave a person unable to recognize loved ones; some brain trauma can even make you a pathological gambler, pedophile, or liar. But a few scientists realized that these injuries were an opportunity for studying brain function at its extremes. With lucid explanations and incisive wit, Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways while recounting forgotten stories of common people whose struggles, resiliency, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.

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Hardcover
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Large print edition from Thorndike Pr (September 24, 2014)
9781410471567 | details & prices | 679 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $31.99
About: With lucid explanations and incisive wit, Sam Kean explains the brain's secret passageways while recounting forgotten stories of common people whose struggles, resiliency, and deep humanity made modern neuroscience possible.
from Little Brown & Co (May 6, 2014)
9780316182348 | details & prices | 407 pages | 6.25 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $27.00
About: The author of the bestseller The Disappearing Spoon reveals the secret inner workings of the brain through strange but true stories.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Back Bay Books (June 9, 2015)
9780316182355 | details & prices | 407 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $17.00
About: From the author of the bestsellers The Disappearing Spoon and The Violinist's Thumb, fascinating tales of the brain and the history of neuroscience.

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