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Memory lane

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Science  19 Aug 2016:
Vol. 353, Issue 6301, pp. 757
DOI: 10.1126/science.aag2904

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In Patient H.M., journalist Luke Dittrich stitches a history of memory science with the golden thread of his own family drama—a thread that frays at the end into personal vendetta. An intricately plotted story of "heroes and villains" orbiting around the patient known as "H.M.", Dittrich misses opportunities to turn his family story into one of more universal scope, focusing instead on a takedown of rival author Suzanne Corkin.