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Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat And Other Clinical Tales

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ISBN-10: 0593466675

ISBN-13: 9780593466674

Edition: N/A

Authors: Oliver Sachs

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In his most extraordinary book, Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders.  Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematic talents. In Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, his patients are deeply human, and his tales are studies of struggles against incredible adversity. A…    
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Book details

List price: $18.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/14/2021
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.18" wide x 8.00" long x 0.68" tall
Weight: 0.572
Language: English

Oliver Wolf Sacks is a neurologist and writer. He was born in London, England on July 9, 1933. Sacks earned his medical degree at Oxford University and performed his internship at Middlesex Hospital in London and Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He completed his residency at UCLA. In 1965, Sacks became a clinical neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Beth Abraham Hospital. He also worked with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Sacks' work in a Bronx charity hospital led him to write the book Awakenings in 1973. The book inspired a play by Harold Pinter and became a film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Sacks was also elected a fellow of the American Academy…