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The Connecticut Forum Discusses Religion In Culture

The Connecticut Forum Discusses Religion In Culture

Luke Dittrich, the grandson of a Hartford doctor who made history by performing experimental surgery to end epileptic seizures, has written a book about this controversial and still debated case and will speak at Suffield High School, 1060 Sheldon St., West Suffield, on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m.

Dittrich, an award–winning journalist and a contributing editor at Esquire, is the author of "Patient H.M., A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets" (Random House, $28). It tells how his grandfather, famed neurosurgeon William Scoville, performed a lobotomy at Hartford Hospital in 1953 on Henry Molaison to try to cure his severe epilepsy, resulting in the...

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