Reaching Down The Rabbit Hole



Neurologist Dr Allan H Ropper and his co-writer Brian D Burrell take us behind the scenes at the Harvard Medical School's neurology unit. Dr Ropper's case studies include the unusual, sometimes bizarre, and often moving stories of life-changing injuries and illness.

In Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, says Ropper, Alice jumps into a rabbit hole and finds herself in a bizarre realm where everything bears little relation to the outside world. It is a place where, as the Red Queen mentions to Alice, it helps to believe six impossible things before breakfast. I have no need to believe six impossible things before breakfast because I know that on any given day I will be confronted with six improbable things before lunch...

Read by Colin Stinton

Written by Dr Allan H Ropper and Brian D Burrell

Abridged by Pete Nichols

Produced by Karen Rose

A Sweet Talk production for BBC Radio 4.