What's new with the amnesic patient H.M.?

@article{Corkin2002WhatsNW,
  title={What's new with the amnesic patient H.M.?},
  author={Suzanne Corkin},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={153-160}
}
  • S. Corkin
  • Published 1 February 2002
  • Psychology
  • Nature Reviews Neuroscience
H.M. became amnesic in 1953. Since that time, nearly 100 investigators, first at the Montreal Neurological Institute and since 1966 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, have participated in studying him. We all understand the rare opportunity we have had to work with him, and we are grateful for his dedication to research. He has taught us a great deal about the cognitive and neural organization of memory. We are in his debt. 
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