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

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$18.00  $16.74
Publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
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Pages
320
Dimensions
5.1 X 7.9 X 0.8 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780593466674

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About the Author
Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York. Familiar to the readers of The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, Dr. Sacks spent more than fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as "the poet laureate of medicine," and over the years he received many awards, including honors from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, The American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians. His memoir On the Move was published shortly before his death in August 2015.
Reviews
"Insightful, compassionate, moving . . . the lucidity and power of a gifted writer."
--The New York Times Book Review

"A provocative introduction to the human mind."
--St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Dr. Sacks's best book. . . . One sees a wise, compassionate and very literate mind at work in these 20 stories, nearly all remarkable, and many the kind that restore one's faith in humanity."
--Chicago Sun-Times

"Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book. . . . His tales are so compelling that many of them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine but of modern man"
--New York Magazine

"This book is for everybody who has felt from time to time that certain twinge of self-identity and sensed how easily, at any moment, one might lose it."
--The Times

"Oliver Sacks has become the world's best-known neurologist. His case studies of broken minds offer brilliant insight into the mysteries of consciousness."
--The Guardian

"Populated by a cast as strange as that of the most fantastic fiction . . . Dr Sacks shows the awesome powers of our mind and just how delicately balanced they have to be."
--Sunday Times

"Sacks explores neurological disorders with a novelist's skill and an appreciation of his patients as human beings."
--Publishers Weekly

"Sensitive yet lively. . . . This book ranks with the very best of its genre. It will inform and entertain anyone, especially those who find medicine an intriguing and mysterious art."
--Kirkus Reviews