[Neuroscience] Re: Maths student with much brain missing?

J.A.Legris via neur-sci%40net.bio.net (by jalegris from sympatico.ca)
Wed Oct 14 21:52:07 EST 2009


On Oct 13, 6:09 am, <charlesgrif... from mypostoffice.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello Neur-Sci members...
>
> I'm writing a book which involves, among other things, the brain/mind issue.
>
> Some 30 years ago I remember a report (possibly in the New Scientist) about a maths? student at the University of Birmingham, UK, who, as I recall, passed his exams, but then became unwell. An x-ray found that he had only a cortex, and very little or no other brain matter. I remember that the report contained what seems to have been the x-ray picture of a more or less empty head.
>
> I moved house some 25 years ago, and the article has got hopelessly lost.
>
> Can anybody help me, please? What I would like most would be an ecopy of the original article. Failing that, any pukka information or route to investigate.
>
> Thanks very much indeed for your time.
>
> All best wishes                                    Chas Griffin

A little more recently:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn12301-man-with-tiny-brain-shocks-doctors.html

--
Joe


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