3 out of 4 stars
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Would you love to receive first-hand information about historical figures from a credible source? If yes, please pick up a copy of Memories of a Brain Doctor by Dr. Abraham Lieberman. I would describe this book as an eye-opener.
Dr. Lieberman is a neurologist who was a professor at the University of New York and later at the University of Miami. He has treated notable persons and is also an expert on Adolf Hitler's Parkinson's disease. I learned some useful bit of valuable information about polio. This book opens with some background information on Dr. Lieberman's ancestry. This is immediately followed by accounts of major events in history that are concerned with governance in Russia and Germany. These events cascaded into world war one. I loved the detailed information on Parkinson's disease in Muhammad Ali, Adolf Hitler, and Harry Helmsey.
Dr. Lieberman also gets to examine sociopaths, psychopaths, and murderers in an effort to uncover why killers kill. Have you ever wondered why Adolf Hitler is as inflexible and psychotic as he was? Would you love to know what happened when the Queen of Means met with the Queen of Saudi Arabia? Dr. Lieberman provides some valuable information on these subjects.
At first, I thought this was going to be another medical textbook with difficult words. I was wrong. Dr. Lieberman was able to explain complex ideas in simple sentences. Its unique blend of history with medicine is tasteful. Therefore, I was not bored while reading. This book references credible books and researches. The facts in this book are gathered from years of study and experience.
I would rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. It lost a star due to the presence of typographical and grammatical errors. These errors are in the form of missing punctuation marks and inappropriate use of spaces and capital letters. Not surprisingly, this is the only thing I dislike about this book.
Dr. Lieberman's book is a fountain of knowledge. There were numerous things I learned for the first time. One of these is about a progressive disease that leads to a gait disorder characterized by suddenly being unable to move, becoming frozen like a statue. I had seen this in a movie titled Rango, but I had no idea that this condition existed in the real world. Dr. Lieberman discussed it at length. Lovers of history and medicine would find this book to be appealing.
Memories of a brain doctor
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