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Title:The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
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Publisher:Touchstone
ISBN:0684853949
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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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The Mind's Eye, An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales, Uncle Tungsten, Hallucinations, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain, Seeing Voices, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, On the Move: A Life, Gratitude, Awakenings
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 br br 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, i Awakenings i 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 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, A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life br br In January Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer and he shared this news in a i New York Times i essay that inspired readers all over the world I cannot pretend I am without fear But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude Above all I have been a sentient being a thinking animal on this beautiful planet and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure br i Gratitude i consists of four essays that originally appeared in i The New York Times i accompanied by a foreword that describes the occasion of each chapter The foreword is written by Billy Hayes Oliver Sacks s partner and Kate Edgar his long time collaborator, Paradoxical portraits of seven neurological patients including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette s syndrome unless he is operating an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident but finds new creative power in black amp white amp others