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�It is Dr. Sacks�s gift that he has found a way to enlarge our experience and understanding of what the human is.� �The Wall Street Journal

Dubbed �the poet laureate of medicine� by The New York Times, Oliver Sacks is a practicing...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by Vintage
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Neurology is poetry. Memoir is science. Case study is narrative. Sacks is amazing. The story of the island of the colorblind was like reading Dr. Doolittle, but unlike Doolittle, Dr. Sacks is simply an observer whose own interactions have some impact, but it's the impact on Sacks himself that he writes about. He manages to turn a dozen or more other neurological conditions into marvelous short stories that just happen to be nonfiction, and then the slightly more academic essay on sign language a...more
Mary Ann Saurino
I enjoy Sacks' work, and this is a fine overview that gives a sense of the tremendous range of his interests and expertise. It also gives a lovely sense of Sacks' humanity and compassion for individuals who somehow don't fit our "norms," and presents them to readers in ways that help us better understand ourselves.
Found on the street in Brooklyn. Remembered enjoying his articles for The New Yorker, had always meant to read The Man Who Mistook his Wife for A Hat-- no excerpt from that in this, but I will have to pick up Awakenings at some point I think.
Rebecca Blackson
Absolutely fascinating! I really enjoyed this book — a smattering of chapters from this neurologists other books about fascinating subjects like the sleeping sickness, colorblindness, deafness, tourette's...really well-written too.
A very interesting book. Will need to check out more from him.
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Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE (born July 9, 1933, London), is a British neurologist residing in the United States, who has written popular books about his patients, the most famous of which is Awakenings, which was adapted into a film of the same name starring Robin Williams and Robert De Niro.

Sacks was the youngest of four children born to a prosperous North London Jewish couple: Sam, a physician, and E...more
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