The Diving-Bell and the Butterfly

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  • ISBN: 0007139845
  • Author: Jean-Dominique Bauby
  • Publisher: Harper Perennial
  • Genre: Arts & Photography
  • Date: Jan. 7 2008
  • Pages: 144
  • Language: English

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‘Locked-in syndrome: paralysed from head to toe, the patient, his mind intact, is imprisoned inside his own body, unable to speak or move. In my case, blinking my left eyelid is my only means of communication.’
In December 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby, editor-in-chief of French ‘Elle’ and the fath…