The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (Paperback)
 
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales (Paperback)

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    In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.

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In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.

Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks’s 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.”

Oliver Sacks was born in London and educated in London, Oxford, California, and New York. He is professor of clinical neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including Awakenings and A Leg to Stand On.

Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Genre:
PSYCHOLOGY / Physiological Psychology
Audience:
College/higher education
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
243
Language:
English
Publisher:
Touchstone Books
Publish Date:
04/02/1998
Copyright Year:
1970
ISBN:
9780684853949
Height:
8.75 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
0.75 in
Unit weight:
0.5 lb
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  • EXCELLENT Reading - My favorite Sacks book!

    I was given this book to do a philosophical analysis on for a college class, and it was the BEST book I ever read in the area of neuropsychology. I simply could not put the book down until I finished it in 3 days. Dr. Sacks has a way of seeing past the afflictions and into the human element of his patients. He reminds us that these are human beings with feelings and emotions and their own unique intelligence. Insightful, inspiring, simply a treasure and must-have in any reader's collection!

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