Books Luke Dittrich Books by Luke Dittrich Luke Dittrich has written books about: Nonfiction Science & Health Biography & Memoir Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Luke Dittrich NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2016's Great Reads December 6, 2016 The Book Concierge is back and bigger than ever! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews The Lobotomy Of Patient H.M: A Personal Tragedy And Scientific Breakthrough August 14, 2016 Known as Patient H.M. to the medical community, Henry Molaison was lobotomized — and lost his ability to create memories in the process. His story is one of tragedy and scientific breakthrough. The Lobotomy Of Patient H.M: A Personal Tragedy And Scientific Breakthrough Listen · 5:18 5:18 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/489997276/489997277" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Counting The Cost Of Medical Advances In 'Patient H.M.' August 14, 2016 Luke Dittrich's new book is part pop science book, part medical ethics essay and part family history: His grandfather was the surgeon who originally cut into the brain of the celebrated Patient H.M.