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Monthly Group Reads > March, 2016 - The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

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We will meet on Monday, March 28th, 2016 at Biddle's Escape (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) to discuss Oliver Sacks's 1985 collection of clinical essays, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales.

If you cannot make it, feel free to share your thoughts here so we can include them at our meeting!


message 2: by El, The Reading Ninja (new)

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Just to whet your appetites, here is a brief description of the book pulled shamelessly from Wikipedia:
The book comprises twenty-four essays split into four sections, each dealing with a particular aspect of brain function such as deficits and excesses in the first two sections (with particular emphasis on the right hemisphere of the brain) while the third and fourth describe phenomenological manifestations with reference to spontaneous reminiscences, altered perceptions, and extraordinary qualities of mind found in mentally handicapped people.

Oliver Sacks, who died in August 2015, was a well-known neurologist, naturalist, and author. He started writing about his clinical experiences with his patients in the late 1960s.

Looking forward to hearing everyone's thoughts on this collection. See you all March 28th!


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