Tell the doctor where it hurts." It sounds simple enough, unless the problem affects the very organ that produces awareness and generates speech. What is it like to try to heal the body when the mind is under attack? In this book, Dr. Allan Ropper and Brian Burrell take the reader behind the scenes at Harvard Medical Schools neurology unit to show how a seasoned diagnostician faces down bizarre, lifealtering afflictions. Like Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Ropper inhabits a world where absurdities abound.