Mentored by a Madman
Mentored by a Madman
The William Burroughs Experiment
A.J. Lees



A. J. Lees relates how William S. Burroughs, the author of Naked Lunch and a troubled drug addict, inspired him to discover a groundbreaking treatment for Parkinson's disease. Lees journeys to the Amazon rain forest in search of cures, and through self-experimentation he seeks to find the answers his patients crave. Burroughs is a ghostly mentor to Lees, influencing his methods of inquiry and encouraging him to be open-minded—a rarity in modern clinical practice. This is the story that Lees delayed writing for fear of professional ostracism, but here at last he "lets the cat out of the bag." Mentored by a Madman is a powerful protest against bureaucracy, and a call for imagination in medical research.

Title Mentored by a Madman
Subtitle The William Burroughs Experiment
Author A.J. Lees
Publisher Notting Hill Editions
Title First Published 12 September 2017
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages 236 p.
ISBN-10 1910749109
ISBN-13 9781910749104
Publication Date 12 September 2017
Main content page count 236
Weight 32 oz.
 


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