Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

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  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole
  • Allan H. Ropper
  • 04 February 2017
  • 1250034981

About the Author: Allan H. Ropper

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Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole 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. Free Read Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole [ Author ] Allan H. Ropper [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – passionbusiness.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole

  1. Petra X says:

    I have a great interest in neurology, psychoneurology especially I really like Oliver Sacks, except when he concentrates on himself, i don t find him as interesting as a neurological example as he does himself Better is Harold Klawans who tells neurological stories with lots of ah ha moments It is my perception that Allan Ropper is just too delighted with himself The book is patronising in tone and very self congratulatory I mean, he s just such a genius and has to let us know it I know I have a great interest in neurology, psychoneurology especially I really like Oliver Sacks, except when he concentrates on himself, i don t find him as interesting as a neurological example as he does himself Better is Harold Klawans who tells neurological stories with lots of ah ha moments It is my perception that Allan Ropper is just too delighted with himself The book is patronising in tone and very self congrat...

  2. Dan says:

    As a retired neurologist, I really wanted to like this book, but I found it very disappointing I have tremendous respect for Dr Ropper Principles of Neurology, the textbook of neurology that he currently edits, is still my favorite introduction to general neurology I have heard him speak several times and always found him to be an eloquent and thoughtful speaker This book seemed to have been written by someone else and perhaps it was Most disturbing was the dismissive and patronizing attit As a retired neurologist, I really wanted to like this book, but I found it very disappointing I have tremendous respect for Dr Ropper Principles of Neurology, the textbook of neurology that he currently edits, is still my favorite introduction to general neurology I have heard him speak several times and always found him to be an eloquent and thoughtful speaker This book seemed to have been written by someone else and perhaps it was Most disturbing was the dismissive and patronizing attitude towards patients with conversion disorder and other psychogenic causes of neurologic like syndromes I have always tried to teach my residents and students that these patients are perhaps the most challenging patients we see because they not infrequently also have a real neurological problem hidden amongst the psychiatric noise, and missing this can be catastrophic and even fatal I will nev...

  3. Nikki says:

    Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole is a really fascinating book It s a little fictionalised, so we get dialogues and little portraits of character, enough that we can care about the cases discussed Dr Ropper is pretty much everything an ideal doctor should be knowledgeable, capable of acting fast, capable of explaining complex processes clearly, intuitive, willing to listen, willing to admit he s wrong At every stage, he emphasises to the reader and to the residents he s teaching that each case Reaching Down the Rabbit Hole is a really fascinating book It s a little fictionalised, so we get dialogues and little portraits of character, enough that we can care about the cases discussed Dr Ropper is pretty much everything an ideal doctor should be knowledgeable, capable of acting fast, capable of explaining complex processes clearly, intuitive, willing to listen, willing to admit he s wrong At every stage, he emphasises to the reader and to the residents he s teaching that each case is individual, that the right answer for one person isn t the right one for the next, and so on.There are a couple of very good chapters on Parkinson s an...

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  5. Donna says:

    I wanted to like this science based nonfiction book because I always like books like this But the title seemed somewhat inaccurate for this book It wasn t about the mystery and drama of brain disease..it was really all about one particular neurolo...

  6. Lori says:

    Wish I could review this book I won it on September 28 as a giveaway on goodread Never received the book Looks like other people liked the book I always read the books I win and do a review on them Too bad I did not get my copy I sent a message asking why I did not receive my copy but never heard back UPDATE I received my copy of this book last week I can now do a review of the book i won in first reads giveaways Dr Allan Ropper is a Neurologist in Boston In his book he writes many ca Wish I could review this book I won it on September 28 as a giveaway on goodread Never received the book Looks like other people liked the book I always read the books I win and do a review on them Too bad I did not get my copy I sent a message asking why I did not receive my copy but never heard back UPDATE I received my copy of this book last week I can now do a review of the book i won in first reads giveaways Dr Allan Ropper is a Neurologist in Boston In his book he writes many cases he has worked on over the years Most of the persons are fictionalized persons to give samples of different diseases of the brain the figures skater whose body has become a ticking bomb the man found in traffic circling around because he could not find his way home.there are several cases of people who are suffering from ALS or Lou Gehrig s disease This is a pretty interesting read It can be fascinatin...

  7. Jeremy says:

    I read it wondering if the author, a neurologist, would ever turn professional insight on himself If he did, he would realize he spends an entire book blowing eighteen over inflated tires of sexist, egotistical, out of touch diesel right up his own glowing red exhaust stack I was hoping for someone to talk about being a neurologist and the rigors of having such an interesting title, an adjunct to the great Do No Harm Instead, I got the self important musings of a tactless, namedropping, arr I read it wondering if the author, a neurologist, would ever turn professional insight on himself If he did, he would realize he spends an entire book blowing eighteen over inflated tires of sexist, egotistical, out of...

  8. Rabbit {Paint me like one of your 19th century gothic heroines!} says:

    Disclaimer This ARC was given to me for free in exchange for an honest review from Netgalley.This was a really interesting look into the ward of not only a teaching hospital, but a look into some puzzling neurological diseases and how they vary individually, sometimes nothing like t...

  9. Cami Connell says:

    Some parts of this were interesting However, I thought the doctor had a tendency to pat himself on the back while turning a blind eye to cases that he called hysterics He seemed particularly insensitive to these cases, even though he suspected sexual abuse and other is...

  10. Socraticgadfly says:

    We may have a new Oliver Sacks I hope this is just the first of several books from Ropper Ropper offers the somewhat different vantage point of being focused on neurology, which meansof his stories are about the physical d...