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Left, Right, Hand and Brain: The Right Shift Theory. (With A.L.S. from Annett to Marjorie LeMay.)

[LEMAY, Marjorie 1917-2008] ANNETT, Marian:

ISBN 10: 0863770185 / ISBN 13: 9780863770180
Published by London & Hillsdale (N.J.): Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1985., 1985
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Copy of Marjorie LeMay (1917-2008), with her signature and an A.L.S. from Annett to LeMay. xiii, 474 pp; figs.; tables; errata slip affixed to front pastedown. Original cloth. Very Good. A fine association copy: LeMay is cited on pp. 48-50, 61, 99, 159, 178, 371, 436, 439, 442. 'In 1946 and 1947, when Babe Ruth was battling throat cancer, his doctors called in neuroradiologist Marjorie LeMay, then at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, to give the baseball great radiation therapy after his surgery. In the 1980s, while Dr. LeMay was teaching at Harvard Medical School, she was called to Washington as a defense witness in the trial of John W. Hinckley Jr., whose lawyers argued that he was legally insane at the time he shot President Reagan. Dr. LeMay testified that CAT scan pictures of Hinckley's brain 'suggest that [he had] organic brain disease,' according to a 1982 New York Times story. . . . 'In my opinion, Dr. LeMay was the foremost anatomist of the brain of the last century and knew more about neuroradiology than anyone over the last 100 years,' said Dr. Daniel Kido, chief of neuroradiology at Loma Linda University in California, who worked with Dr. LeMay in Boston and wrote scientific papers with her. One of 'her best discoveries,' he said, was that a certain shape of the skull was related to left- or right-handedness. Another of her observations was important to the understanding of Alzheimer's disease. . . . Then, there were the gatherings at her Cambridge home. 'Marjorie had one of the last great salons in Cambridge,' with a wide mixture of guests of various intellects, said Dr. Fred Hochberg, a neurologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, who attended many of them. Many of the guests were big names in the foundation of modern neurology. 'From my perspective, Marjorie was the catalyst for interactions between these people,' Hochberg said' (Obituary, 'Marjorie LeMay; radiologist cast light on mysteries of brain', Boston Globe, Dec. 19, 2008). Bookseller Inventory # 20425

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Title: Left, Right, Hand and Brain: The Right Shift...

Publisher: London & Hillsdale (N.J.): Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1985.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition

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