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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
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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
Biography type
autobiography
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Potter, Vanessa
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Potter, Vanessa
  • Life change events
  • Blind women
  • Neurosciences
Target audience
adult
Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225994136
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472936110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225994136
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
288 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472936110
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)

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