The bestselling author of Awakenings and Musicophilia
‘Oliver Sacks has become the world’s best-known neurologist. His case studies of broken minds offer brilliant insight into the mysteries of consciousness’ Guardian
In his most extraordinary book, Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. These are case studies of people who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people or common objects; whose limbs have become alien; who are afflicted and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr Sacks’s splendid and sympathetic telling, each tale is a unique and deeply human study of life struggling against incredible adversity.
‘Populated by a cast as strange as that of the most fantastic fiction . . . Dr Sacks shows the awesome powers of our mind and just how delicately balanced they have to be’ Sunday Times
‘With his scientific dispassion and penetrating emotional sympathy, Sacks is a compelling storyteller’ Evening Standard
About The Author:
Oliver Sacks was born in London and educated in London, Oxford, and California. He practices neurology in New York City, where he is also clinical professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and adjunct professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. Author of such classic works as Awakenings and Uncle Tungsten, Oliver Sacks has received numerous awards for his writing, including the Hawthornden Prize, a Polk Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. He is a member of the American Fern Society and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
|Book:||The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat|
|Publisher:||Macmillan Publishers Ltd|
|Number of Pages:||256|
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