Oliver Sacks


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in London, The United Kingdom
July 09, 1933

Died
August 30, 2015

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Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE, was 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 Elsie, a surgeon. When he was six years old, he and his brother were evacuated from London to escape The Blitz, retreating to a boarding school in the Midlands, where he remained until 1943. During his youth, he was a keen amateur chemist, as recalled in his memoir Uncle Tungsten. He also learned to share his parents' enthusiasm for medicine and entered The Queen's College, O
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A Less Remembered Pandemic

Dear Readers,

We hope you are staying healthy and safe in these extremely difficult times. Reading, as we all are, about the spread of Covid-19 inevitably reminds us of the flu pandemic of 1917-18, which killed millions around the globe. Less well remembered is another pandemic, the “sleepy sickness” or encephalitis lethargica, which raged from 1917 to 1927, killing or incapacitating some five mill

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“Every act of perception, is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination.”
Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: La musique, le cerveau et nous

“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.”
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“My religion is nature. That’s what arouses those feelings of wonder and mysticism and gratitude in me.”
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