The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

By | November 24, 2017
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales Author Oliver Sacks
ISBN-10 0684853949
ISBN-13 9780684853949
Year 1998-04-02
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Touchstone
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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 Sackss 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 Sackss 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 medicines ultimate responsibility the suffering afflicted fighting human subject

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