Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

In this book, Reaching Down the Rabiit Hole, Dr. Allan H. Ropper and Brian David Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering ...

Author: Dr. Allan H. Ropper

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 125003499X

Category: Science

Page: 272

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"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: • A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb • A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off • A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play • A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive • A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth living How does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance.

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

One of the world's leading neurologists reveals the extraordinary stories behind some of the brain disorders that he and his staff at the Harvard Medical School endeavour to treat.

Author: Allan Ropper

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781782395478

Category: Nervous system

Page: 272

View: 500

Here, distinguished neurologist Allan Ropper reveals the stories behind some of the extraordinary and often frightening brain conditions that he and his staff at the Harvard Medical School try - and sometimes fail - to diagnose and treat.

Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Reaching Down the Rabitt Hole, Dr. Allan h.

Author: Allan H. Ropper

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781250070401

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 593

"Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School's neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, life-altering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound: • A figure skater whose body has become a ticking time-bomb • A salesman who drives around and around a traffic rotary, unable to get off • A college quarterback who can't stop calling the same play • A child molester who, after falling on the ice, is left with a brain that is very much dead inside a body that is very much alive • A mother of two young girls, diagnosed with ALS, who has to decide whether a life locked inside her own head is worth livingHow does one begin to treat such cases, to counsel people whose lives may be changed forever? How does one train the next generation of clinicians to deal with the moral and medical aspects of brain disease? Dr. Ropper and his colleague answer these questions by taking the reader into a rarified world where lives and minds hang in the balance.

How the Brain Lost Its Mind

By delving into an overlooked history, this book shows how neuroscience and brain scans alone cannot account for a robust mental life, or a deeply disturbed one.

Author: Allan H Ropper

Publisher: Avery Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780735214569

Category:

Page: 256

View: 837

A noted neurologist challenges widespread misunderstandings about brain disease and mental illness. Why do we think of mental illness as a brain disease? Is there a difference between a sick mind and a sick brain? How the Brain Lost Its Mind, written by a prominent neurologist and a student of medical history, traces the origins of our ideas about insanity and the collision course that simply reduces the mind to the connections between nerve cells. Starting with syphilis of the brain, the disease that made insanity a medical problem and started the field of psychiatry, the authors study a host of famous and infamous characters--among them van Gogh, the Marquis de Sade, Nietzsche, Guy de Maupassant, and Al Capone. How the Brain Lost Its Mind explains how we have twisted ourselves into the medicalization of every minor mood and thought, each with a pill to cure the psychopathology of ordinary daily life. How are we to understand serious disorders such as schizophrenia and Tourette's syndrome, in which the brain under the microscope is entirely normal? By delving into an overlooked history, this book shows how neuroscience and brain scans alone cannot account for a robust mental life, or a deeply disturbed one.

Lange Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy A Localization Based Approach

Endgame: facing down Lou Gehrig's disease. In: Reaching Down the Rabbit
Hole. New York, NY: St. Martin's Press; 2014. Ropper AH, Burrell BD. The
examined life: what it takes to survive a motor-neuron death sentence. In:
Reaching Down ...

Author: Aaron L. Berkowitz

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 1259834395

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 509

An engagingly written text that bridges the gap between neuroanatomy and clinical neurology “A wonderfully readable, concise, but by no means superficial book that fits well in the current pedagogic environment.” From the Foreword by Allan H. Ropper, MD Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy delivers a clear, logical discussion of the complex relationship between neuroanatomical structure and function and neurologic disease. Written in a clear, concise style, this unique text offers a concise overview of fundamental neuroanatomy and the clinical localization principles necessary to diagnose and treat patients with neurologic diseases and disorders. Unlike other neurology textbooks that either focus on neuroanatomy or clinical neurology, Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy integrates the two in manner which simulates the way neurologists learn, teach, and think. Clinical Neurology and Neuroanatomy is divided into two main sections. In Part 1, clinically relevant neuroanatomy is presented in clinical context in order to provide a framework for neurologic localization and differential diagnosis. The diseases mentioned in localization-based discussions of differential diagnosis in Part 1 are then discussed in clinical detail with respect to their diagnosis and management in Part 2. Part 1 can therefore be consulted for a neuroanatomical localization-based approach to symptom evaluation, and Part 2 for the clinical features, diagnosis, and management of neurologic diseases. FEATURES • A clear, concise approach to explaining the complex relationship between neuroanatomical structure and function and neurologic disease • Numerous full-color illustrations and high resolution MRI and CT scans • Explanatory tables outline the clinical features, characteristics, and differential diagnosis of neurologic diseases and disorders

Escaping the Rabbit Hole

At one point they describe turning around to see a clawed hand reaching down
towards them. But as I grew up and learned more of science, and the way the
world actually worked, these fears dropped away. I found that the Kelly–
Hopkinsville ...

Author: West Mick

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 151073581X

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 190

The Earth is flat, the World Trade Center collapse was a controlled demolition, planes are spraying poison to control the weather, and actors faked the Sandy Hook massacre…. All these claims are bunk: falsehoods, mistakes, and in some cases, outright lies. But many people passionately believe one or more of these conspiracy theories. They consume countless books and videos, join like-minded online communities, try to convert those around them, and even, on occasion, alienate their own friends and family. Why is this, and how can you help people, especially those closest to you, break free from the downward spiral of conspiracy thinking? In Escaping the Rabbit Hole, author Mick West shares over a decade’s worth of knowledge and experience investigating and debunking false conspiracy theories through his forum, MetaBunk.org, and sets forth a practical guide to helping friends and loved ones recognize these theories for what they really are. Perhaps counter-intuitively, the most successful approaches to helping individuals escape a rabbit hole aren’t comprised of simply explaining why they are wrong; rather, West’s tried-and-tested approach emphasizes clear communication based on mutual respect, honesty, openness, and patience. West puts his debunking techniques and best practices to the test with four of the most popular false conspiracy theories today (Chemtrails, 9/11 Controlled Demolition, False Flags, and Flat Earth) — providing road maps to help you to understand your friend and help them escape the rabbit hole. These are accompanied by real-life case studies of individuals who, with help, were able to break free from conspiracism. With sections on: the wide spectrum of conspiracy theories avoiding the “shill” label psychological factors and other complications (and concluding with) a look at the future of debunking Mick West has put forth a conclusive, well-researched, practical reference on why people fall down the conspiracy theory rabbit hole and how you can help them escape.

Bk 5 Further down the rabbit hole

Luckily , most of the ultraviolet light never reaches the Earth's surface . Then
CFCs started reaching the upper atmosphere . Scientists first noticed the problem
in 1974 . But there were a lot of delays involved in noticing and solving the
problem ...

Author: Ezra Niesen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Civilization

Page: 1662

View: 508


Down the Rabbit Hole

WIDO a ev was six or seven , an entire summer at the shore was blighted when
an older boy told me , after I had accidentally stepped on a white jellyfish , that I
was sure to die before reaching the age of thirteen . It was simply the fate of ...

Author: Selma G. Lanes

Publisher: Macmillan Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 239

View: 306

Discusses the sources, literary merits, and developmental value of good juvenile literature and offers guidelines for selecting high quality children's reading materials

The Way We Bared Our Souls

I'd wanted to set a good example for the others, but I was still nervous, and I let
him lead the way. Kit reached down for Thomas's shoulder, but Thomas shook
him off. “It's cool, man,” he said. I was next. Down the rabbit hole I went. As my
eyes ...

Author: Willa Strayhorn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698137248

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

View: 126

If you could trade your biggest burden for someone else’s, would you do it? Five teenagers sit around a bonfire in the middle of the New Mexico desert. They don’t know it yet, but they are about to make the biggest sacrifice of their lives. Lo has a family history of MS, and is starting to come down with all the symptoms. Thomas, a former child soldier from Liberia, is plagued by traumatic memories of his war-torn past. Kaya would do anything to feel physical pain, but a rare condition called CIP keeps her numb. Ellen can’t remember who she was before she started doing drugs. Kit lost his girlfriend in a car accident and now he just can’t shake his newfound fear of death. When they trade totems as a symbol of shedding and adopting one another’s sorrows, they think it’s only an exercise. But in the morning, they wake to find their burdens gone…and replaced with someone else’s. As the reality of the ritual unfolds, this unlikely group of five embarks on a week of beautiful, terrifying experiences that all culminate in one perfect truth: In the end, your soul is stronger than your burdens. "Utterly original, haunting, and honest, Strayhorn's literally infectious story of fear and hope will change the way you view your flaws forever." --Una LaMarche, critically acclaimed author of Like No Other and Five Summers

How The Brain Lost Its Mind

How The Brain Lost Its Mind tells this rich and compelling story, and raises a host of philosophical and practical questions. Are we any closer to understanding the difference between a sick mind and a sick brain?

Author: Allan Ropper

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786491826

Category: Science

Page: 208

View: 857

'Hugely entertaining' Guardian 'Fascinating' Mail on Sunday In 1882, Jean-Martin Charcot was the premiere physician in Paris, having just established a neurology clinic at the infamous Salpêtrière Hospital, a place that was called a 'grand asylum of human misery'. Assessing the dismal conditions, he quickly upgraded the facilities, and in doing so, revolutionized the treatment of mental illness. Many of Charcot's patients had neurosyphilis (the advanced form of syphilis), a disease of mad poets, novelists, painters, and musicians, and a driving force behind the overflow of patients in Europe's asylums. A sexually transmitted disease, it is known as 'the great imitator' since its symptoms resemble those of almost any biological disease or mental illness. It is also the perfect lens through which to peel back the layers to better understand the brain and the mind. Yet, Charcot's work took a bizarre turn when he brought mesmerism - hypnotism - into his clinic, abandoning his pursuit of the biological basis of illness in favour of the far sexier and theatrical treatment of female 'hysterics', whose symptoms mimic those seen in brain disease, but were elusive in origin. This and a general fear of contagion set the stage for Sigmund Freud, whose seductive theory, Freudian analysis, brought sex and hysteria onto the psychiatrist couch, leaving the brain behind. How The Brain Lost Its Mind tells this rich and compelling story, and raises a host of philosophical and practical questions. Are we any closer to understanding the difference between a sick mind and a sick brain? The real issue remains: where should neurology and psychiatry converge to explore not just the brain, but the nature of the human psyche?

Adams and Victor s Principles of Neurology 11th Edition

Personal neglect may reach the point of dishevelment and poor hygiene. In its
most advanced form, a condition ... Such an individual is depicted in Reaching
Down the Rabbit Hole by Ropper and Burrell. ETIOLOGY OF DEPRESSION AND
 ...

Author: Allan H. Ropper

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 0071842624

Category: Medical

Page: 1664

View: 599

The definitive guide to understanding, diagnosing, and treating neurologic disease – more complete, timely, and essential than ever A Doody’s Core Title for 2020! Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology is truly the classic text in its discipline --- a celebrated volume that guides clinicians to an in-depth understanding of the key aspects of neurologic disease, including both clinical and new scientific data. This meticulously revised and updated text remains the masterwork in its field, and the most readable reference available. Within its pages, you will find a disciplined presentation of clinical data and lucid descriptions of underlying disease processes. Some of the features that have made this resource so renowned: •The most cohesive and consistent approach to clinical management – acclaimed as the most readable book in the literature •A scholarly approach that gives readers a comprehensive overview of every neurologic illness •Unmatched coverage of signs and symptoms •A focus on the full range of therapeutic options available to treat neurologic diseases, including drug therapy and rehabilitation methods •Coverage of the most exciting discoveries and hypotheses of modern neuroscience that bear on and explain neurologic disease •Puts the latest scientific discovery into a larger clinical context •An evenness of style and a uniform approach to subject matter across disciplines that allows a quick and easy review of each topic and condition •A rich, full-color presentation that includes many high-quality illustrations The Eleventh Edition is enhanced by new coverage of : •Interventional therapies for acute ischemic stroke •Novel immunotherapies used to treat inflammatory and neoplastic conditions, and neurotoxicities associated with these drugs •New drugs to treat epilepsy and multiple sclerosis •Update of genetics of inherited metabolic disease •Current understanding of the genetics of primary nervous system malignancies and their bearing on treatment


The Black Seas of Infinity

DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE Ididn't specialize inphysics,so I'mnot exactlyuponall
the theories concerning wormholes. Iseem to remember something aboutthem
being presumed tunnelsand thatthey might bemore traversable thana black hole.
A conduit through space and ... Reaching what mustbe the entrance portal, a
hatch spirals open and myescort gesturesfor meto enter. It'sdark andcramped,
one ...

Author: Dan Henk

Publisher: Permuted Press

ISBN: 1618684663

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

View: 496

Visions of pulp era heroes fill his thoughts, all of which fade as he grows up. Working as an engineer for the military, he unexpectedly ends up investigating crashed alien craft. A strange find leads to his termination, but he returns a year later, and pulls off a bloody heist. Fleeing into the wilderness, death, madness, and the violent return of creatures from beyond this world all await. “Think X-Files crossed with the fabulous Alastair Reynolds, and you’ll begin to get a picture of where Dan’s stunning original SF writing will lead you.” –Andy Remic/Anarchy Books "The Black Seas Of Infinity" pays homage to the pulp greats of the '70s and '80s, while exploring some interesting new ground." -Guy Aitchison/Hyperspace Studios "This book is written perfectly, it’s exciting and it has motherfucking aliens in it. It’s absolutely fantastic. I really hope that Dan writes more books like this, because I would read every one of them." -Tattoosday UK "For fans of science fiction, this is a must-read." -The Eclectic Reader "A slightly surreal first person violent odyssey that is definitely a bit different. Well worth a look." -The SciFi Reader "The Black Seas of Infinity is an absolute 'must read' by all fans of things Sci-Fi, and I struggled to put the book down once started." -Tattoo Revolution “Henk's writing comes alive to deliver a Sci-Fi horror thriller that breaks all the rules and then some.” -Wayne Simmons/Best selling author of Flu “Like a mad, violent episode of the X - files, The Black Seas of Infinity is that paranoid road trip every Sci-fi fan fantasizes about. Great stuff. Get your ticket now.” - Jack Bantry (Splatterpunk Zine) "Pull the covers over your head and pray that thing staring at you from the closet doesn’t come out. Dan Henk brings that hand, reaching for you at the bottom of the stairs, right to your neck. With fear and that ever-loving "What if" Dan makes even the shadows quake." - Tommy Castillo, artist, writer

Reaching Adolescents

Lewis Carroll ' s Victorian Alice falls down the rabbit hole ” ( 1988 , p . 39 ) . In
some fantasies , including Pierce ' s own The Darkangel , the real world is not
Earth but a world of the writer ' s imagination . “ The culture , customs , politics
and so ...

Author: Arthea J. S. Reed

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780023988615

Category: Education

Page: 579

View: 229

A basic text for young and adult/adolescent literature courses. An exciting new young adult literature text...one that offers a holistic, inclusive approach to incorporating the popular books young adults like to read into a solid English language arts curriculum. A student-centered, whole language emphasis advocates a curriculum that encourages student response to literature and helps develop crucial critical thinking skills. The author suggests numerous approaches to using young adult literature, explores and demonstrates a variety of teaching methods, and discusses an array of literature appropriate for a wide range of students in a number of subject areas, including literature written specifically for children and young adults, popular adult literature, and the classics.

Reaching the Gifted

Visualizations " Those of us who have gone down a rabbit hole , climbed the
mast of a plunging schooner with a pirate hot on our tails , ... or have gone far
back in time on the back of a cat those of us who have done these things realize
how ...

Author: Barb Dixon

Publisher: Ontario Inst for Studies in

ISBN:

Category: Education

Page: 219

View: 529


The Logic of Innovation

Similarly, for alice, the trauma of the disruption and confusion of the fall down the
rabbit-hole is finally too much for her ... until there was a large pool all around her
, about four inches deep and reaching half down the hall.5 in making sense, ...

Author: Professor Johanna Gibson

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409454177

Category: Law

Page: 366

View: 739

This book examines the efficacy and relevance in a digital environment of intellectual property and the nature of innovation and creativity, by means of an interlocutory through literature and the imagination of new scenarios for language, business and legal reform. Using an original and therapeutic approach the author presents a new theory of familiar production to account for the kinship that has emerged in both informal and commercial modes of innovation, and foregrounds the value of use as crucial to the articulation of intellectual property within contemporary models of production and commercialization in the digital.

Three Short Stories Death by Rabbit the Unexpected Selling God

The boy set the rabbit down in the grass and ... When Rowe had dug a certain
size hole, he reached over the boy and picked up the rabbit by the scruff of its
neck, and gently ... The boy was reaching for the rabbit when a 22 shot rang out.

Author: Matt Allman

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450043836

Category: Fiction

Page: 262

View: 264

The stories in Three Short Stories are off-shoots of the two novels To Bind Fast and Four People on a Marsh. The three stories are about the further experiences and growth of the two main characters in those novels as they search to make sense of the world in which they find themselves. They never find their universe to be without surprises, sometimes horrendous, and sometimes delightful; but they continually find that universe to be very quiet, perhaps silent, when it comes to values and directions for living. And they wonder if it isn't more hostile than friendly.

Imagining Children Otherwise

4 · Alice Down the Rabbit Hole and through the Looking Glass The Container
and the l of the ( Be ) holder KAREN ... with a giraffe neck that reached past the
tallest tree to the sky , or shrinking to the size of a toddler , peering through a
desired ...

Author: Michael O'Loughlin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110177

Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 621

This collection of articles is a sociolinguistic response to the recent explosion of scholarly interest in issues of identity. Identity is central to all human beings as we are all concerned with how to conceive of ourselves, present ourselves and comprehend our relationships with others. The book tackles the problem of how personal identity is made visible and intelligible to others through language, and how this may be constrained. Part One, Emblematic identities, focuses on the construction of self-definitions based on various forms of group identities, including national and ethnic ones. Part Two, Multicultural Identities, looks at negotiation of identities in multicultural contexts involving relations of power, drawing on examples from Europe and the Americas. Finally, Part Three, Emergent Identities, collects empirical studies based on a close reading of texts in which identities are being articulated and negotiated.

Women Food and Desire

We've fallen down the rabbit hole of habit, and the food that we really need—and,
you will soon discover, the food that you really want—stays out of reach far above
us, up there in the sunshine, where it wants to be savored and enjoyed.

Author: Alexandra Jamieson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476765057

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 870

A holistic health counselor and co-star of the award-winning documentary Super Size Me explores women’s cravings—for food, sleep, sex, movement, companionship, inspiration—and teaches them to listen to their bodies for a healthier, fuller life. “Desire is the basis for new conception, new growth, new life. We’re born with it. And often talked out of it. When you tap it, you have access to your inner guidance. Women, Food, and Desire will show you how. Sweet.” (Dr. Christiane Northrup, author of New York Times bestsellers Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom and The Wisdom Of Menopause) Transformational health expert Alexandra Jamieson is a woman on a mission. Having overcome her own food addictions and the weight and health problems these habits caused, she learned something life-altering: when we listen to our cravings, they will lead us onto the path of deep healing. Since her own personal breakthrough more than a decade ago, Alexandra has dedicated her life to helping other women learn to listen to the wisdom of their cravings and make food their greatest ally as they step into their lives with authentic passion. With love, deep compassion, and fearless honesty, she calls upon all of us to boldly use food as a tool to cleanse ourselves of the nutritional, emotional, physical, and mental blocks that limit our ability to live full, meaningful, and joyful lives. In this book she’ll show us how our cravings are the gatekeepers of our deepest longings and desires; how transforming habits set us free; and how detoxing unclutters our bodies and minds so we may engage in our lives with more power and authenticity. She also helps us embrace our sexual selves, trust our instincts, and form a nurturing community that is essential for a vital, healthy, hot life.

The Two Roads

She panicked, running around in circles in the dark, stumbling on rabbit holes
and running into prickly gorse. ... to scramble to the top where to her surprise she
saw the little ghost boy of her childhood reaching down to her with his small hand
.

Author: Eliza White Buffalo

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1481790994

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

View: 204

Born with amazing paranormal abilities. Rose survives her terrible life with the help of her spirit guide, Black Elk. Using his world renowned vision of spiritual truth, Black Elk teaches Rose who she really is and the divine purpose of her life, transforming it into one of unbelievable joy... Lissy was born in a hen shed. torn from her 13 yr old mother, Rose, and secretly adopted. Having traced her birth mother's identity, she uncovers a heart wrenching secret which propels her forwards on her own journey of self-discovery... Featuring past life regression, astral travel, and spirit communication, The Two Roads is an incredible dark to light story of survival that can teach us all how to transform our lives through our shamanic nature. Everyone is good, says Black Elk...evil only exists in our darkest imagination. "An amazing story! Eliza is a true healer - warm, compassionate, and enlightening."- Cindy Lora Renard and Gary Renard - The Disappearance of the Universe “Well written and captivating! Eliza is one of the bravest new spiritual voices around. Her wisdom will truly touch your heart. You will be engrossed in the power of the story.”- Jonette Crowley – The Eagle and the Condor “Fascinating! The mixture of suffering, hope, and ultimately, redemption, makes this all too real story a must read.”- Tommy Suggs, From a Student’s Notebook series, and founder of Sweetwater Education Foundation. “The Two Roads will change you! It is the sacred walking grounds of the wounded shaman...Let your heart rejoice!”- Cathleen Hulbert, The First Lamp