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Bernard M. Patten M.D.’s “Neurology Rounds with the Maverick” Was Featured at the 2023 Los Angeles Times Festival of Books

The author captivates readers with extraordinary tales and astonishing encounters shared in his book.

Los Angeles, CA – WEBWIRE

“The tone of this excellent book is set by the author in a ‘general conversation with the reader’ – ‘I know I am from a bygone era, an era when life was quite different, an era that included what is now considered by doctors as the golden age of medicine.” - Grady Harp, Amazon Review. 

Self-publishing and book marketing company magnificently displayed Bernard M. Patten M.D.’s medical memoir “Neurology Rounds with the Maverick: Adventures with Patients from the Golden Age of Medicine” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books 2023. The book festival ran from April 22 to 23, 2023, at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA.

In “Neurology Rounds with the Maverick,” Dr. Patten takes readers on a remarkable journey through the realms of the human brain, revealing profound, entertaining, and unconventional stories from his illustrious career.

Within the pages of this gripping memoir, readers will discover the enigmatic case of a teenage girl whose uncontrollable laughter led to her being pulled out of class for medical treatment. Dr. Patten also sheds light on the heartbreaking story of a 14-year-old who faked grand mal seizures for over a year to escape the clutches of her sexually abusive father.

Prepare to be astonished by the extraordinary account of a hairdresser who heard divine voices compelling her to harm her customers with scissors. Dr. Patten delves into the realm of the unexplained, exploring the remarkable phenomenon of patients, including his mother, correctly predicting their own deaths.

Through vivid recollections, Dr. Patten chronicles his encounters with celebrated figures such as artist George Rodrigue, whose memory slipped away, and physicist Stephen Hawking, who grappled with the decision to undergo experimental ALS treatment.

Readers will also delight in the captivating tale of Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich seeking treatment for atrophy in his right hand during his visit to America and shipping magnate Aristotle Socrates Onassis’s consultations regarding Myasthenia Gravis.

“Neurology Rounds with the Maverick” grants readers an unprecedented glimpse into the intricate, peculiar, and mesmerizing neurological cases that have shaped the landscape of medicine over the past half-century. Each anecdote within these pages illuminates the human experience in all its complexity, providing invaluable insight into the future of healthcare.

Get a copy of “Neurology Rounds with the Maverick: Adventures with Patients from the Golden Age of Medicine” by Bernard M. Patten, M.D. on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

“Neurology Rounds with the Maverick: Adventures with Patients from the Golden Age of Medicine”
Author | Bernard M. Pattern
Genre | Medical Memoir
Publisher | Identity Publications
Published date | September 15, 2019

Dr. Bernard M. Patten, an instructor of memory, neuroscience, and logic at Rice University and the Women’s Institute of Houston, has been featured on 60 Minutes, Frontline, TF-1, BBC TV, German National T.V., and Australian National T.V. Dr. Patten holds an A.B. from Columbia College, Summa Cum laude, and graduated second in his class from Columbia’s Medical School with an M.D. He interned at Cornell and did his neurology training at the Neurological Institute of New York, where he was the Chief Resident Neurologist.

Before acting as the assistant chief of medical neurology at the National Institutes of Health, he was the Memory Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and set up the first memory clinic and memory consultation service in America. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of Montpellier in France, the Charcot Clinic in Paris, and the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm.

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