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H.M. Molaison, outside his family home in East Hartford, CT. taken in the 1970s
Henry G. Molaison (1926-December 2, 2008), better known as HM or H.M. was an anonymous memory-impaired patient who has been widely studied since the late 1950s. HM suffered from intractable epilepsy that has been often though inconclusively attributed to a bicycle accident at the age of nine. He suffered from partial seizures for many years, and then several tonic-clonic seizures following his sixteenth birthday. In 1953, HM was referred to William Scoville, a surgeon at Hartford Hospital, for treatment. After the surgery he suffered from severe anterograde amnesia: although his working memory and procedural memory were intact, he could not commit new events to long-term memory.
HM in front of of his family home in East Hartford, CT. The photograph is from the 1970s. No credit needed. *********NO SALES*****************
Published 12-05-2008:

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