Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment

by A. J. Lees

Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment
Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment
Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment
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Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment by A.J.Lees is part of the 3-book giftset, Inspiration, which can be found here.

Watch Geoff Bird’s film of Mentored By A Madman: Professors Andrew Lees and Andrew Hussey in conversation here.

Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment

by A. J. Lees

Signed copies available – click here.

A fascinating account by one of the world’s leading neurologists of the profound influence of William Burroughs on his medical career. Lees relates how Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a ground-breaking new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. Lees journeys to the Amazonian rainforest in search of cures, and through self-experimentation seeks to find the answers his patients crave. He enters a powerful plea for the return of imagination to medical research.

‘It is hard to believe that this extraordinary memoir is not fiction, but every word of A.J. Lees’s Mentored by a Madman turns out to be rooted in hospital life and literary experience.’
Robert McCrum, Observer
‘A remarkable and genre-bending book… Like Sacks’s work, it is compelling, sensitive, and compassionate.’
Jonathan Taylor
‘Not just a wonderfully left-field addition to the Burroughs literature, but an important polemic for more humane and imaginative medical research. I was sorry to reach the end.’
Fortean Times
‘Highly recommended to anyone who wants to reimagine the magic of neurology, science, life, the universe, and everything.’
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry

Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment by A.J.Lees is part of the 3-book giftset, Inspiration, which can be found here.

Watch Geoff Bird’s film of Mentored By A Madman: Professors Andrew Lees and Andrew Hussey in conversation here.

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Signed copies available – click here.

A fascinating account by one of the world’s leading neurologists of the profound influence of William Burroughs on his medical career. Lees relates how Burroughs, author of Naked Lunch and troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a ground-breaking new treatment for Parkinson’s Disease. Lees journeys to the Amazonian rainforest in search of cures, and through self-experimentation seeks to find the answers his patients crave. He enters a powerful plea for the return of imagination to medical research.

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