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Host: Waterstones
Location: 12 College Lane, Liverpool, L1 3DL
Speaker: Neuroscientist Andrew Lees

In his latest book, Mentored by a Madman: the William Burroughs Experiment,  neuroscientist Andrew Lees explains how William Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, played an unlikely part in his medical career.

Lees draws on Burroughs’ search for an addiction cure to discover a ground-breaking treatment for shaking palsy, and learns how to use the deductive reasoning of Sherlock Holmes to diagnose patients. Lees follows Burroughs into the rainforest and under the influence of yagé (ayahuasca) gains insights that encourage him to pursue new lines of pharmacological research and explore new forms of science.

Join us for what promises to be a fascinating evening. Andrew Lees will be in conversation with Mike Morris, co-director of Writing On The Wall festival. 

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