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4 Extra Debut. Neurologist Dr Ropper behind the scenes at Harvard Medical School, includes the case of an epileptic. Read by Colin Stinton.

Neurologist Dr Allan H Ropper and his co-writer Brian D Burrell take us behind the scenes at the Harvard Medical School's neurology unit.

Dr Ropper's case studies cover the unusual, sometimes bizarre, and often moving stories of life-changing injuries and illness - including the case of an epileptic.

"In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," says Ropper, "Alice jumps into a rabbit hole and finds herself in a bizarre realm where everything bears little relation to the outside world. It is a place where, as the Red Queen mentions to Alice, it helps to believe six impossible things before breakfast. I have no need to believe six impossible things before breakfast because I know that on any given day I will be confronted with six improbable things before lunch..."

Read by Colin Stinton

Written by Dr Allan H Ropper and Brian D Burrell.
Abridged by Pete Nichols.

Producer: Karen Rose
A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4 first broadcast in January 2015.

15 minutes

Last on

Tue 1 Oct 2019 02:45

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