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Title:The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Oliver Sacks
Publisher:Touchstone
ISBN:0684853949
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:243
Category:Non fiction, Psychology, Science, Medicine, Medical, Neuroscience

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales In his most extraordinary book one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century i The New York Times i recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders Oliver Sacks s i The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat i 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

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