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The Resource Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter

Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter

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Patient H69 : the story of my second sight
Title
Patient H69
Title remainder
the story of my second sight
Statement of responsibility
Vanessa Potter
Title variation
Patient H sixty-nine
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2012, Vanessa Potter, a married advertising film producer with two young children, was stricken by Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder (NMOSD), a rare illness that resulted in sudden blindness and paralysis. She was hospitalized for two weeks. Over the next five months at home, she regained mobility but recovering her sight was more problematic. At first what she saw was monochromatic. As color reappeared, she encountered synesthesia (experiencing odd responses to stimuli, such as hearing inanimate objects talk to her). While a multidisciplinary team of neurobiologists, psychologists, immunologists, and developmental biologists treated her, she blogged and kept audio-diaries, using the pen-name Patient H69. In her own words, Potter reveals the terror and torment of her blindness. Supported by neuroscientists and Britain's National Health Service, Potter became a science sleuth, uncovering some of the innermost functions of the brain and our complex visual system, while learning meditation and self-hypnosis to help herself endure the ordeal and make a miraculous recovery."--Publisher's website
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10572890
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Potter, Vanessa
Dewey number
362.109
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Potter, Vanessa
  • Life change events
  • Blind women
  • Neurosciences
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the story of my second sight
Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957139428
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472936103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)957139428
Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-279) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn957139428
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781472936103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)957139428

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