H.M. has died

“Henry G. Molaison, 82, of Windsor Locks, CT died on Tuesday. He is known in the medical and scientific literatures as “the amnesic patient, H.M.” He was born in Manchester, CT and graduated from East Hartford High School. In 1953, he underwent an experimental brain operation at the Hartford Hospital to relieve his seizure disorder. Immediately after the operation, Mr. Molaison showed a profound amnesia, which became the topic of intense scientific study for more than five decades….he is the most widely studied and famous case in the neuroscience literature of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Details here.

Hat tip: PhysioProf


  1. #1 yisrael
    December 4, 2008

    I hope that some sort of serious memorial service by the psychology/neuroscience community is done for this fellow.