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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

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In his most extraordinary book, Oliver Sacks, 'one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century' (The New York Times), recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. These are case studies of people who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people or common objects; whose limbs have become alien; who are afflicted and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks' splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: 'the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject'. PLEASE NOTE: Some changes have been made to the original manuscript with the permission of Oliver Sacks.

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781489362476
Author(s): Oliver Sacks
Format: Compact Disc
Year: 2016
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing

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