Awakenings

By | July 2, 2019
Awakenings Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 0375704051
ISBN-13 9780375704055
Year 1999-10-05
Pages 464
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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Awakenings which inspired the major motion picture is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I Frozen for decades in a trance like state these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969 when Dr Oliver Sacks gave them the then new drug L DOPA which had an astonishing explosive awakening effect Dr Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients their lives and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world

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