For more on the life of Henry Gustav Molaison (who died last December) check out these links courtesy of Wikipedia -- and please add more in the comments if you have them!
H.M., an Unforgettable Amnesiac, Dies at 82 (NYT)
H.M.'s Brain and the History of Memory (NPR)
SCIENCE OF MEMORY: Researchers To Study Pieces Of Unique Brain (Hartford Courant)
EDIT: Kudos to Virginia Welle who had a faster (and better) post about this before I did! Sorry, Virginia, if I had seen yours first I would have just pointed everyone to your site. Regardless, here's her post: http://pumaattack.blogspot.com/2009/12/project-hm-watch-dissection.html