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A Journey Round My Skull by Frigyes Karinthy
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Jun 14, 2009

really liked it
Read in June, 2009

A fascinating book by a Hungarian author describing the onset of a brain tumor in Budapest in the 1930s, and how his case came to be properly diagnosed after visiting many physicians there and in Vienna. Finally, when the diagnosis of a tumor in the cerebellum is made, he is sent to Dr. Olivecrona in Stockholm, Sweden, to actually perform the surgery. He recovered completely -- a real raity in those days -- only to die two years later of a stroke while stooping down to tie his shoelaces.

Karinthy was noted as a writer of satires and dramas and was able to describe every step of what happened to him with great wit and analytical ability. Highly recommended.

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