The Terminal Man was about theneuropsychiatric section of a hospital doing a breakthroughsurgery to help reverse the effects of psychomotor epilepsy.The patient's name was Harry Benson.
Harry hadpsychomotor epilepsy because he hit his head in a caraccident and it resulted in brain damage. Harry was a goodsubject for the operation because he was brilliant, being acomputer programmer with top level government securityclearance. The type of epilepsy that he had caused him toblack out for periods of time and during his blackouts hewould become extremely violent and when he woke up heremembered nothing. The operation would envolve theinserting of two electrodes into the brain along with amicrocomputer in his neck and a plutonium power packlocated under his shoulder near his armpit.
Harry had hisoperation soon after he was admitted to the hospital. Theoperation took roughly three hours and in that time theydrilled into his head and inserted the electrodes. They alsoput in the microcomputer and the power pack at this time.After the operation was over Harry was heavily sedated andput in a room.
After the sedatives wore off Harry snuck intoa closet and stole an orderly's gown and left the hospital. Hewas picked up by a lady named Angela Black, who Harrykilled when they got to her apartment. After the investigationof the murder of Angela Black Dr.
Ross went home to takea shower. When Dr. Ross got out of the shower she foundHarry standing in her living room.
The computer in Harry'sneck was somehow malfunctioning and shocking him everyfew minuites. When the computer shocked him enough timesit would cause a seizure. After a few minuites of talking toDr. Ross, Harry had a seizure and attacked her. WhileHarry was choking her she reached and turned on themircowave, which messed up the atomic power pack in hisshoulder and caused him to pass out. When all of thedoctors got back to the hospital they got a phone call fromHarry that came from inside the hospital. They soon figuredout that he was in the basement near the main computer.
Thecops and Dr. Ross went down to the basement to findBenson. When they found Harry he took off running so thecop went after him. Dr. Ross went into the computer sectionand.