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Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

Tales of Life and Death on the Neurology Ward

Allan H. Ropper and Brian David Burrell

St. Martin's Griffin

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In the tradition of Oliver Sacks, a top-flight neurologist pulls back the curtain at a renowned hospital to reveal how brain diseases offer some of the greatest diagnostic challenges in medicine.

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Six Improbable Things Before Breakfast



Arrivals, departures, and delays on the ward

On the third of July, a day after a routine colonoscopy, Vincent Talma was playing right field in a company softball game. A short,...

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Praise for Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

“An entertaining and eminently readable book, Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole. Demystifying the art and practice of healing neurological disorders, he turns a keen eye on his patients, interviewing them and recounting stories straight from the hospital front.” —Huffington Post

“Dr. Ropper comes through as the very model of a modern neurologist, an elegant combination of Fast Medicine and Slow Medicine, expert in the panoply of diagnostic techniques developed since Hippocrates: from clinical neurologic exam to MRI to neuropathology lab. What he models for us is the essence of good doctoring attention, carefulness, and Oslerian dedication; he throws in, for good measure, his own irony and humor. Listening to the Brain is well written and intriguing, deep but light; it reveals the complexity, the demands, the satisfactions and the regrets of what it means to be a true physician.” —Elizabeth Loftus, author of The Myth of Repressed Memory

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About the author

Allan H. Ropper and Brian David Burrell

Dr. Allan H. Ropper is a Professor at Harvard Medical School and the Raymond D. Adams Master Clinician at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. He is credited with founding the field of neurological intensive care and counts Michael J. Fox among his patients.

Brian David Burrell is the author of Postcards from the Brain Museum. He has appeared on the Today Show, Booknotes, and NPR's Morning Edition. He divides his time between writing and statistical research with neuroscientific applications.

Dr. Allan H. Ropper

Dr. Allan H. Ropper

Brian David Burrell

Brian David Burrell

Visit Allan H. Ropper's profile at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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