Signature Series: Author Luke Dittrich Discusses Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness & Family Secrets - Free Tickets Required

Registration not required

Friday, November 3, 2017

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Carrico/Ft. Thomas Branch

Description

Join author Luke Dittrich as he shares the fascinating and sometimes troubling true story of Henry Molaison, an amnesic who became the most studied human research subject ever.  Patient H. M., as Henry came to be known, taught us much of what we know about how memory works.  Mr. Dittrich’s talk will weave together family history – his grandfather was the neurosurgeon whose experimental brain surgery caused H.M.’s amnesia – with cutting edge neuroscience.

Luke Dittrich is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist and contributing editor at Esquire.  He is the author of Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets.  The book was the winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and is a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner.  Patient H.M. was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, New York Post, NPR, The Economist, New York, Wired, Kirkus Reviews & Book Page.

Mr. Dittrich’s talk will explore the scientific, ethical and, above all, human dimensions of one of the most important stories in the history of medicine.

As contributing editor of Esquire, Luke Dittrich’s on-the-job experiences include running a marathon in Antarctica and walking 340 miles along the United States/Mexico border. His articles have appeared in anthologies ranging from Best American Crime Writing to Best American Travel Writing to Best American Science and Nature Writing. In 2012 he received the National Magazine Award for feature writing, and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs like NPR’s Weekend Edition and NBC’s Today Show. For more information on this Speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com

Joseph-Beth Booksellers will have copies of Patient H.M. available for purchase at the event.  A book signing will follow the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online. Tickets requested after Thursday, October 19 will not be mailed, but will be available at the Will Call Desk @  the Fort Thomas Branch  on Friday, November 3, the evening of the event.

Campbell County Public Library wishes to thank Joseph-Beth Booksellers & Comfort Suites Riverfront for their partnership and role in making the event possible.

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Age range: Adult

Snacks provided

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Join author Luke Dittrich as he shares the fascinating and sometimes troubling true story of Henry Molaison, an amnesic who became the most studied human research subject ever.  Patient H. M., as Henry came to be known, taught us much of what we know about how memory works.  Mr. Dittrich’s talk will weave together family history – his grandfather was the neurosurgeon whose experimental brain surgery caused H.M.’s amnesia – with cutting edge neuroscience.

Luke Dittrich is a National Magazine Award-winning journalist and contributing editor at Esquire.  He is the author of Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness, and Family Secrets.  The book was the winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and is a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Winner.  Patient H.M. was named one of the best books of the year by The Washington Post, New York Post, NPR, The Economist, New York, Wired, Kirkus Reviews & Book Page.

Mr. Dittrich’s talk will explore the scientific, ethical and, above all, human dimensions of one of the most important stories in the history of medicine.

As contributing editor of Esquire, Luke Dittrich’s on-the-job experiences include running a marathon in Antarctica and walking 340 miles along the United States/Mexico border. His articles have appeared in anthologies ranging from Best American Crime Writing to Best American Travel Writing to Best American Science and Nature Writing. In 2012 he received the National Magazine Award for feature writing, and is a frequent guest on radio and television programs like NPR’s Weekend Edition and NBC’s Today Show. For more information on this Speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com

Joseph-Beth Booksellers will have copies of Patient H.M. available for purchase at the event.  A book signing will follow the presentation.

The event is free and open to the public; however, free tickets must be requested in advance. Please phone 859.781.6166, ext. 31 to request your tickets; or, click the link at the top of this description to request tickets online. Tickets requested after Thursday, October 19 will not be mailed, but will be available at the Will Call Desk @  the Fort Thomas Branch  on Friday, November 3, the evening of the event.

Campbell County Public Library wishes to thank Joseph-Beth Booksellers & Comfort Suites Riverfront for their partnership and role in making the event possible.

http://www.josephbeth.com/Default.aspx

http://www.choicehotels.com/kentucky/newport/comfort-suites-hotels/ky008?source=gyxt

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