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Meanwhile, mendel pointed me to a Walter Freeman slideshow. I have to repeat that so I can italicize it: a Walter Freeman slideshow. Miriam Posner wrote about Walter's obsession with photographing his patients as part of her doctoral dissertation, and the slideshow incorporates lots of images from Walter's textbook Psychosurgery, including Case 128, whom I wrote about myself a while ago. I dropped her a line like OMG that's Case 128, I know him! He's the guy who had two lobotomies and then drowned because he had a seizure! Did he commit suicide? We'll never know! Can you send me your dissertation and also can we be best friends? No word yet on the best-friends thing but she did send me the relevant chapter of her dissertation.
Ms. Posner mentions in her narration of the images (she has a nice voice, too) that Walter referred to photography as his "magnificent obsession." I like the adjective there because I can easily imagine Walter applying it to almost anything in his life. "I ran the most magnificent errands today! Feast your eyes on the styptic pencil I bought!"