ISBN-10: 0942299973

ISBN-13: 9780942299977

Edition: 2000

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This text grew out of Goldstein's dissatisfaction with traditional natural science techniques for analyzing living beings. It offers a broad introduction to the sources and applications of holistic or organismic research.
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List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Zone Books
Publication date: 3/3/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.430
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 of Arts and Letters. He also wrote Mind's Eye which made The NewYork Times Bestseller list for 2010.

Preface to the German Edition
Author's Preface
Method of Determining Symptoms. Certain General Laws of Organismic Life. Observations on Persons with Brain Injuries
The Organism Viewed in the Light of Results Obtained Through Atomistic Method. The Theory of Reflex Structure of the Organism
Theoretical Reflections on the Function of the Nervous System as Foundation for a Theory of the Organism
Modification of Function Due to Impairment of the Organism
The Nature of Partitive Processes
On the Conception of the Organism as a Whole
Certain Essential Characteristics of the Organism in the Light of the Holistic Approach
On Gestalt Psychology and the Theory of the Physical Gestalten
The Nature of Biological Knowledge
On Norm, Health, and Disease. On Anomaly, Heredity, and Breeding
On Life and Mind. The Problem of Organismic Hierarchy
Knowledge and Action
Concluding Remarks
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