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Author Kozol, Jonathan, author.

Title The theft of memory : losing my father, one day at a time / Jonathan Kozol.

Publication Info. New York : Crown Publishers, [2015]


1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 302 pages ; 22 cm
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Summary "Dr. Harry L. Kozol was a nationally-renowned neurologist whose work helped establish the emerging fields of forensic psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. He was a remarkable clinician with unusual capacity to diagnose and identify neurological and psychotic illnesses in highly complicated and sophisticated people, including well-known artists, writers, and intellectuals. Notably, in Eugene O'Neill's last years, the playwright moved to Boston so that he could live close to Dr. Kozol's office. In addition to his successful private practice in Boston, Kozol operated in a grim arena marked by extreme violence. But while his role as a forensic expert placed him in the public eye for high-profile criminal defendants such as Albert DeSalvo (the Boston Strangler) and Patty Hearst, he was--as his son articulates--"a healer of tormented people, not their judge, not their interrogator.""-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents To The Reader -- 1. The Onset of an Illness -- 2. End of Days -- 3. A Fascination with Predicament -- 4. "Can You Take Me Home with You?" -- 5. Clinical Considerations: "All Tests Negative" -- 6. A Sentimental Longing -- 7. Coming Home -- 8. A Sense of Exploration -- 9. My Father and Mother: Together and Apart -- 10. My Mother Gives Me My Instructions -- 11. The Pursuit of Recollection -- 12. The Future in Our Memories -- Epilogue: 2015 -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Subject Kozol, Harry L., 1906-2008 -- Mental health.
Alzheimer's disease -- Biography.
Neurologists -- Biography.
Fathers and sons -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9780804140973 (hardback)
0804140979 (hardback)
9780804140980 (eISBN)

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