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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

Label
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
Creator
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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
CaOWTO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Potter, Vanessa
Dewey number
362.4/1092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Potter, Vanessa
  • Blind women
  • Blind
  • Synesthesia
  • Optical nerve diseases
  • Blindness
  • Optic neuritis
  • Neuromyelitis Optica
  • Life change events
  • Blind
  • Neurosciences
Target audience
adult
Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
288 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781472936103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • 1831866
  • 858630
Label
Patient H69 : the story of my second sight, Vanessa Potter
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, Internet addresses and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
288 pages
Immediate source of acquisition
LSC
Isbn
9781472936103
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour)
System control number
  • 1831866
  • 858630

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