The Terminal Man Author:Michael Crichton From the bestselling author of Jurassic Park, Timeline, and Sphere comes a neurological thriller about the dangers of cutting-edge medical experimentation.Harry Benson suffers from violent seizures. So violent that he often blacks out when they take hold. Shortly after severely beating two men during an episode, the police escort Benson to a Los... more » Angeles hospital for treatment. There, Dr. Roger McPherson, head of the prestigious Neuropsychiatric Research Unit, is convinced he can cure Benson with an experimental procedure that would place electrodes deep in his brain?s pleasure centers, effectively short-circuiting Harry's seizures with pulses of bliss. The surgery is successful, but while Benson is in recovery, he discovers how to trigger the pulses himself. To make matters worse his violent impulses have only grown, and he soon escapes the hospital with a deadly agenda....« less
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.