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The Diving Bell and The Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death
Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of Elle magazine, was a mere 43 when he suffered a stoke, which resulted in incredible damage to his brain stem. His stroke propelled him into a coma which lasted several weeks. Upon awakening from the coma, he learned that he was the victim of a very rare disorder called locked in syndrome, or LIS. The only part of his body which he could move was one of his eyelids. Although his mind was fully functional, he co...


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