Andrew Lees is a Professor of Neurology at the National Hospital, London. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the American Academy of Neurology Life Time Achievement Award, the Association of British Neurologist’s Medal, the Dingebauer Prize for outstanding research and the Gowers Medal. He is one of the three most highly cited Parkinson’s disease researchers in the world. He is the author of several books, including Ray of Hope, runner-up in the William Hill Sports Book of the Year and The Silent Plague.
Watch Professors Andrew Lees and Andrew Hussey in conversation about Mentored By A Madman here.
Bay TV in Liverpool recently interview A J Lees and this episode can be viewed here.
REVIEWS OF Mentored by a Madman: the William Burroughs Experiment
“Mentored by a Madman. The William Burroughs’s Experiment is a fascinating personal account, by one of the world’s leading neurologists, of his quest to find better treatments for Parkinson’s disease. He takes the reader on an extraordinary journey inside and outside the brain, encompassing the commanding heights of academic neurology and the Amazonian Rain Forests. His deep humanity and honesty shines throughout. The inevitable comparison with late, great Oliver Sacks is entirely just. And Lees’ mentor William Burroughs would be well pleased.” – Raymond Tallis
“Just finished reading Mentored By A Madman again in book form this time and wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it. I was in New York for a Beat Convention and it was so convenient to have the pocket sized book with me. Nice illustrations too that I hadn’t seen in the first mss version.” – Bill Morgan (the great man of Beat)
http://www.journalofparkinsonsdisease.com/blog/palfreman/book-review-mentored-madman-william-burroughs-experiment by Jon Palfreman, PhD on 29 August 2016 in Journal of Parkinsons Disease