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In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat & Other Clinical Tales, Dr Oliver Sacks explores a variety of neurological disorders & their extraordinary effects upon the minds & lives of those affected. Sacks shows predicaments almost inconceivably strange, but he also eloquently describes the resilience & resourcefulness of the human spirit & shows how, in ...more
Hardcover, 2nd., 256 pages
Published 2008 by dybbuk (first published 1985)
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Dear Dr. Sacks,
On page 112 of the paperback edition of your book, the second paragraph begins with the following sentence:
"And with this, no feeling that he has lost feeling (for the feeling he has lost), no feeling that he has lost the depth, that unfathomable, mysterious, myriad-levelled depth which somehow defines identity or reality."
I've read this sentence at least twelve times, and I still don't even have the slightest inkling of what the hell it means. What is the subject? What is the ve
Despite so many people recommending this book, my high expectations were disappointed. Yes, it's perversely interesting to hear about neurological conundrums that afflict people in peculiar ways, but Sacks isn't a particularly good writer, nor does he have a good grasp on his audience. At times he obliquely refers to medical syndromes or footnotes other neurologists, as if he is writing for a technical physician audience, but on the whole his stories are too simplistic to engage such an audience ...more
Huda Yahya
كيف يمكن لإنسانٍ أن يخسر هويته ولا يدري خسارته
كيف يتحول معنى الهوية بروحه إلى لا معنى،،إلى لاشئ؟

في هذا الكتاب تتعلم من جديد إحترام الإنسانية
فجنون أدب العبث ولامنطقيته يتجسد هنا في نماذج حقيقة لبشرٍ يفتشون عن بقاياهم المتناثرة في الكون العابث بهم والمنتظر لردود أفعالهم التي تأتي مذهلة وغير متوقعة

هنا نتعلم معانٍ جديدة لكلمتي
مأســـاة و نضـــال

هنا يتجلى الوجع الإنساني وغرائبه وضياعه الفلسفي المتجسد في أمراضٍ عصبية عجيبة ومثيرة للدهشة

كلنا هذا الكائن المسكين الضائع في الكون الضخم والباحث عن هويته
I first heard about this book when my biology professor mentioned it in class in reference to right-brain and left-brain disorders. Just last year, I had the good fortune to see the author himself - Dr. Sacks - speak at the university in my hometown. He was a dynamic and entertaining speaker and from then on, I resolved to try out his books. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat matched its author. The book is a collection of case studies on Dr. Sacks's patients with neurological disorders. Sac ...more
Paquita Maria Sanchez
This is not only an informative work on neurological disorders, but a humbling meditation on the beauty of imperfection. Through entering the worlds of a number of "limited" individuals, Sacks reveals the brain's (and therefore the individual's) remarkable ability to overcompensate for cognitive deficiencies. As a result of these heightened states of perception, the often frightening and infinitely compelling worlds of each individual are manifested in the means with which they organize and enga ...more
وعندما همَّ السيد "بي" بالمغادرة ، ودَّع الطبيب و مدَّ يده ليتناول قبعته وأمسك بدلاً منها برأس زوجته ........ ومن هنا جاءت تسمية الكتاب (الرجل الذي حسب زوجته قبعة) ، ولمعرفة السبب والتفاصيل أدعوكم لقراءة الكتاب

الكتاب يتناول مجموعة من الاضطرابات العصبية الغريبة و النادرة، مشروحة بطريقة مبسطة سهلت الفهم ... ولأنني أملك خلفية/اهتمامات طبية لم أجد الكتاب معقداً وكان أشبه بالمراجعة، وأعتقد أن الكتاب في متناول الجميع بكافة المستويات

الكتاب مُقسَّم لأربعة أقسام، كل قسم يتناول مجموعة من الحالات المرضية م
aljouharah altheeyb
هذا الكتاب المُذهل الرائع يقدم لك فرضية مُخيفة ومرعبة بمضمونها، لكنها - وللأسف - تحدث كثيراً ..
المرعب في الأمر أنه لا أحد يعلم بحدوثها حتى تحصل إنتكاسة أو ميلان غير طبيعي في التصرفات.

تخيل معي لبرهة شكل الدماغ الإنساني، هو يتكون من فصين ( أيمن وأيسر )، من المعروف أن الفص الأيسر يتحكم بالعمليات التخطيطية والتفكير الإستراتيجي والعمل ..
لكن الفص الأيمن، المتكفل بالخيال والربط “ العقلاني” ..
ماذا سيحدث إن فشل جزء من، أو قُطع عمل عدة خلايا من أحد هذين الفصين ؟!
في الفص الأيسر سيُلاحظ الخلل على الفور
I picked up this book because I am a fan of Oliver Sacks and his various speaking engagements (lectures, public radio interviews, etc)...but I have to say I was fairly nonplussed with it.

While the case studies in and of themselves make for interesting reading, the tone of the writing is fairly "clinical" and...removed. Despite the review blurbs stating that these are "personal" and "touchingly human" looks at neurological disorders, I saw only a few glimpses of this warmth (an example that sprin
Over the course of his long career as a neurologist, Sacks has had plenty of interesting cases. It makes you appreciate what a complex organ the brain is when you see all the different ways that impairments can manifest themselves. Sacks is at his best when he's describing the most unusual quirks. The first chapter -- the case that gives the book its title -- is a good lead-in to the weird behaviors that follow.

At the time the book was written, these disorders must have seemed even more unusual.
Laala Alghata
This book isn't easy to review, because it's not a novel, or short story collection; it's not poetry, or essays. It's straight up non-fiction in the form of case studies and clinical analysis of different bizarre neurological cases that Oliver Sacks came across. There's everything from the titular character -- a man who really did mistake his wife for his hat -- to people with Tourette's, both severe and manageable; from excesses to people with IQs of 60 but who possess amazing talents.

There is
ياسمين ثابت

حقا الذي وصف هذا الكتاب بانه الف ليلة وليله في الامراض وفي الحياة صدق

هذا الكتاب دون شك من اعجب واغرب واجمل ما قرأت

ليس فقط لان كل فصل كان يتناول مرض عصبي او ادراكي من اغرب مايكون
ولكن لان الطبيب او الكاتب ساكس كان بيتكلم عن كل شخصية بانسانية جدا بيوصف ادق حاجة في كل مريض تحس انه ماكنش بيشوفهم كطبيب كان بيشوفهم كانسان وبيحاول يعالجهم لهذا السبب مش لانها مهنته

الكتاب ده حيخليك مع كل حرف حتقول سبحان الله ولا حول ولا قوة الا بالله

حيخليك تحمد ربنا على ابسط فكرة عقلك بيشتغل عشان يكونها...حيخليك تفهم ان
Very interesting neurological case studies that begged me to reconsider intelligence and "normalcy" particularly in terms of visual perception and its relationship to reality. Also fascinating was the profound structure that the arts (he specifically mentions music, dance, story-telling and drawing) provide for those with the inability to form or develop conceptual frameworks. Indeed, it seems that the fine arts aren't just high-concepts of beauty and art, but healing mechanisms crucial to many ...more
Dania Shrbaji
اول مرة اقرأ هذا النوع من الكتب، كانت تجربة جميلة ومفيدة.
يتحدث الكتاب عن الامراض العصبية الفريدة بأسلوب قصصي مركّزا على الناحية الشخصية للمريض فهو لايتناول المرض بشكل مستقل عن المريض كما تعودنا سابقا.
كما يلجأ لعلاج كل منهم بما يتوافق مع شخصيته واحتياجاته في الحياة، ويسعى لتعزيز الجوانب السليمة عند المريض فيفسح المجال لظهور ابداعات في الموسيقا او المسرح او الرسم او الحساب وهذا ماظهر جليا في الصفحات الاخيرة حين تحدث عن النوابغ البله.

اكثر مازعجني في الكتاب هو كثرة التفاصيل والاسلوب الجامد قليلا
A very well-written discussion of fascinating and, in some instances, very rare neurological syndromes. Recommended for those who are interested in the varied and often devastating effects of brain pathology on the human experience and quality of life. Dr. Sacks’ abiding concern for the welfare of his patients, and the long-term emotional trauma that many of them suffer, comes through very clearly in his prose. The depth of his insights into the patients’ mental states is also quite remarkable. ...more
Muhammed Hebala
[English / Arabic review]
الريفيو العربي بعد الريفيو الإنجليزي

" Is there any 'place' in the world for a man who is like an island, who cannot be accultured, made part of the main? Can 'the main' accommodate, make room for, the singular? "

That was the main inquiry of this insightful, compassionate, moving and Remarkable book.. the lucidity and power of a gifted writer.

A wonderful book … full of wonder, wonders and wondering. Sacks brings to these often unhappy people understanding, sympathy, and
This book was a fascinating read. One of the best books I've read in a very long time. I would recommend this book to whomever is interested in neurology, psychology and the human mind.
I read this book little by little in a fairly long period of time. Mainly because I needed time to thing about what I read, sometimes because I needed to work a little bit to understand the more technical parts of the book and lately, in these last few days, because I was very busy.
The book is about people with
La prima bella sorpresa del mio anno libresco. Comprato più che altro perchè il titolo mi attirava, si è rivelato decisamente bizzarro e interessante. Soprattutto, mi ha offerto molti spunti di riflessione.

Ammetto la mia ignoranza e di non aver mai sentito parlare di Sacks, prima di vederlo qui su goodreads. E quando goodreads ti fa incontrare autori come questo non puoi non essere contento.
Non so quanto sia possibile descrivere questo libro. È bizzarro, particolare, tecnico e divertente, profon
Hmmm.. what to say, what to say...
I did enjoy reading Sacks' observations and perceptions of his patients ('clients') with their various - and quite bizarre - ailments and conditions, but only on the level of intellectual curiosity.
On another (visceral?) level my reactions were much more complex and I'm not entirely sure I can communicate effectively how reading this book made me feel.
Trying to analyse these feelings, I had an enormous empathy for the souls concerned and was greatly moved by the
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Iso Cambia
“You have to begin to lose your memory, if only in bits and pieces, to realize that memory is what makes our lives. Life without memory is no life at all… Our memory is our coherence, our reason, our feeling, even our action. Without it, we are nothing… (I can only wait for the final amnesia, the one that can erase an entire life, as it did my mother’s…)”
— Luis Buñuel


If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye, but if he has lost a self - himsel
Saber Jan
كتاب يعرض حالات مرضية غريبة ومميزة , أعجبني الكتاب كثيرا
وأعجبني أسلوب المؤلف التحليلي الذي يقوم بتحليل دقائق الأمور في حياة هذه المرضى وخلافا لأسلوب الأطباء الشائع وهو سماع شكوى المريض ثم تحليلها , يقوم الدكتور ساكس بالدخول إلى النفس البشرية ويلامس روح المريض ويفكر من داخل المريض , كيف ينظر هذا المريض للمرض ؟ كيف يتفاعل معه ؟ ماهو شعوره الداخلي تجاه مرضه ؟

النفس البشرية ليست آلة عطبت وجاء الطبيب ليكتشف أين هي القطعة المعطوبة ويقوم بإصلاحها أو استبداها بل إنها أعمق من ذلك بكثير وهذا ما نراه مع ال
I picked this up at a railway station, shortly after it was published, not quite knowing what to expect.

All these years later, I remember it well. It was my first introduction to all sorts of conditions that are now more widely known to the general public, and left me amazed at the power and quirks of the human brain.

Funny, tragic, but never sentimental, Sacks writes with engaging charm.

That said, one can't help feeling a twinge of guilt, perhaps like a spectator at a Victorian freak show, even
Lina AL Ojaili
ممتع في هذا كتاب تعرف على حالات خلل دماغي كيف يفكرون، وكيف تنعكس تصرفاتهم على الآخرين؟ كيف يرون الأشخاص، وكيف تبدو لهم الأشياء بصور مختلفة تمامًا عمّا نراه؟
[Name Redacted]
A gorgeously-written and accessible introduction to the world which straddles the line between neurology and psychology. Sacks is a literate, artistically-minded man (who had a fondness for drugs himself, though he doesn't explicitly discuss that in this book) and helped revolutionize the psychological case study by focusing on his patients' abilities and adaptations rather than their disabilities and stagnations. It's an artefact of its time, so some of the information is no longer current and ...more
كتاب مميز وممتع.. يشتمل على قصص بعض المرضى المصابين بأمراض عصبية نفسية نتيجة إصابات معينة في الدماغ مرفقة مع تحليلات وتعقيبات للطبيب الذي ألف الكتاب
يجذبك الكتاب بقصصه بما فيها من إثارة للاهتمام.. ثم تمل قليلا من الشروحات المستفيضة بعدها
ولكن ما أعجبني فيه حقا هو فكرة التعامل مع كل مريض كحالة مميزة متفردة.. بشكل يجعلك تؤمن أن أكثر الأمراض استعصاء قابلة للعلاج وأن أكثر المرضى عزلة قابلون للتحسن بشكل ما
وأن المرض بحد ذاته.. ليس دوما ابتلاءً
في النهاية لا أستطيع وضع تقييم لهذا الكتاب لكونه الأول من نوع
Hunter Murphy
I reviewed this years ago for my library's annual book review publication. I would give it 6 stars if I could. I am generous with my reviews, especially with the books I love and that have affected me deeply. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is one such book. Oliver Sacks is a nonfiction writer with the eye of a novelist. His writing is so human and so humane. In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, he writes about curious mental ailment ...more

الحمد لله الذي عافانا مما ابتلى به غيرنا وفضلنا على كثير من خلقه تفضيلا

شيء مثير ان ينشر الكتاب في 1985 و اليوم اكتب عنه و نحن في 2013.. قرابة الثلاثين عاما.. هذا هو العلم.. و هذه هي الثقافة

كتاب علمي يحوي قصص أناس لديهم اختلالات في وضائف المخ... قد تكون هذه الاختلالات خلقية و قد تحدث مع مرور الزمن...غالبا ما يتأقلم المرضى مع هذه الاختلالات و يواصلون حياتهم و يجدون حلول لها.. و البعض الأخر "الحالات المعقدة" يجد صعوبة في التواصل مع الاخرين و مع الحياة... يمنحك الكتاب أسباب لتبرير تصرفات الأخرين أح
This book could have read like a tabloid or some sort of neurological freak show. A man literally thinks his wife is his hat; a set of twins appears retarded in every other way but can calculate six-digit prime numbers; temporal lobe seizures manifest as individuals hearing music from their past that no one is playing. Sacks, though, is far more sensitive and profound than that. He always views his subjects as human, not as clinical case material. He uses their experiences to entertain deep ques ...more
Mar 03, 2012 Jerry rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in the human mind
Shelves: science
I picked up this book because my son read it and related some fascinating stories from it. The depictions of the various problems of Dr.Sacks's clients are amazing. You really begin to understand how precarious and delicate an instrument the brain is. I learned a lot from this book, though admittedly I know next to nothing about brain science. I found especially fascinating the discussions on the "other senses" of the brain that constantly monitor our bodies and identities.

The book was "front-lo
Rana Abed
خلل بسيط قد يصيب الدماغ وبدون علمنا... من الممكن ان يجعل الطب بقف عاجزا عن تفسير اعراضه ...أسبابه ...طريقة علاحه...
من المحزن ان تستيقظ في صباح ما..لتجد ذاكرتك قد طمست
ان تتعرض لحادث سير... ولا يتأذى اي جزء من جسدك... الا انك تعجز عن معرفة وظيفة كل جزء من جسمك...
ان يكون لديك موهبة ما مميزة... الا انك فاقد للإحساس بالحياة...
والاكثر الما... هو ان تتذكر من انت وماذا تعمال ثم تنسى لتعود وتتذكر لمدة دقائق ثم تنسى من جديد....
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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
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“If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self—himself—he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.” 111 likes
“If we wish to know about a man, we ask 'what is his story--his real, inmost story?'--for each of us is a biography, a story. Each of us is a singular narrative, which is constructed, continually, unconsciously, by, through, and in us--through our perceptions, our feelings, our thoughts, our actions; and, not least, our discourse, our spoken narrations. Biologically, physiologically, we are not so different from each other; historically, as narratives--we are each of us unique.” 78 likes
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