Years after his death, the name of The Man With No Memory, Henry Molaison, revealed

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Meet the man with no memory: Patient who became world-famous after botched
    surgery wiped his ability to remember anything is finally identified after his death
    . (Daily Mail)
    much more, with pictures, at the link
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Here's the excellent Telegraph obit that actually revealed the name, in 2009:

    Henry Molaison

    The Mail article above announced its "discovery" in part to publicize the new book on Mr. Molaison.

    I thought I'd known his name before I read the Mail piece (printed today).

    But I couldn't quite, um.....remember.
     
  4. mysteriew

    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    My cousin had epilepsy really bad ever since he was a kid. A few years ago they did surgery on him and removed a part of his brain. He was seizure free for years. He died of something else. But because of what they learned from Mr. Molaison he was able to live without seizures for a while, finally get a drivers license, and enjoy his life.

    So for Mr. Molaison, thank you from Lenny's family.
     
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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Yeah I wish they would do a little more research on finding a way to preserve memory after we...... let's just say after we graduate high school.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    At least I still remember how to type. (Thanks, Mrs. Ireland!)
     
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    Angels_Not_Forgotten Anxiously Awaiting a WINNING NFL Season!

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    This just brought tears to my eyes. We as society are so ready to crown the next athlete, CEO, or movie star a hero. But this guy, well, he's a true hero to many.

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