The Man Without A ShadowLarge Print - 2016
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In 1965, the field of neuroscience is rapidly expanding. When a young research-scientist named Margot Sharpe is introduced to Elihu Hoopes, who suffers from severe short-term memory issues, she discovers a case that will make her career. She also discovers much more as an attraction to her patien... Read More »
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Margot, a young, ambitious, neuroscientist begins her career in a memory research institute. It is there she meets Eli, a 37 yr. old amnesiac who is intelligent, charming and a gentleman in every way, but due to an illness suffers from severe short term memory loss. Over a 20 yr. span, the developing relationship between the two brings up complicated questions concerning hope, trust, loneliness, compassion,, ethics, morality and even love, and how or if there is a place for these questions in the scientific world of research.
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