The Terminal Man Author:Michael Crichton Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures -- so violent that he requires a police guard when entering a Los Angeles hospital for treatment. — Dr. Roger MacPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson through a procedure known as a stage three. During this highly specialized surgery, electrodes,... more » placed deep in Benson's brain, Send monitored soothing pulses to its pleasure canyons.
The operation is a success -- until Benson discovers how to get the pulses with increasing frequency. Then he escapes from the hospital and lapses into murderous rampages, becoming a homicidal maniac with a deadly agenda....
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Good Medical Thriller. Even though it is 1971 in the book, the theory that is played out is intriguing. Man with brain disorder that causes violent outbursts, has computer implanted in his brain to prevent the outbursts by stimulating pleasure areas. Only he gets hooked on the feeling and excapes from the hospital.