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A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks
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Feb 13, 2012

really liked it
Read in February, 2012

A memoir about a freak accident he had that led him to experience that his own leg did not exist. He could close his eyes and someone would move his leg and he didn't know it was being moved. This experience which lasted 12 days gave him insight into his own practice as a neurologist. His own surgeon did not take his experience seriously. He was deeply affected by the experience of being a patient and he then talks about how this experience changed his own performance as a physician.

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