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Author : Oliver Sacks Pages : 243 pages Publisher : Touchstone Language : eng ISBN-10 : 0684853949 ISBN-13 : 9780684853 949

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales In his mo st ext rao rdin ary boo k, "on e of the gre at clini cal writ


ers of the twe ntie th cen tur y" (Th e Ne w Yor k Tim es) rec oun ts the cas e hist orie s of pati ent s lost in the biz arr e, app are ntly ine sca pab le


wor ld of neu rolo gic al dis ord ers. Oliv er Sac ks's The Ma n Wh o Mis too k His Wif e for a Hat tell s the stor ies of indi vid ual s affli cte d wit


h fant asti c per cep tual and inte llec tual abe rrat ion s: pati ent s wh o hav e lost thei r me mo ries and wit h the m the gre ate r par t of thei r pas


ts; wh o are no lon ger abl e to rec ogn ize peo ple and co mm on obj ect s; wh o are stri cke n wit h viol ent tics and gri ma ces or wh o sho ut inv


olu nta ry obs cen itie s; wh ose lim bs hav e bec om e alie n; wh o hav e bee n dis mis sed as ret ard ed yet are gift ed wit h unc ann y arti stic


or mat he mat ical tale nts. If inc onc eiv abl y stra nge , the se brill iant tale s rem ain, in Dr. Sac ks's spl end id and sy mp ath etic telli ng, dee ply hu ma


n. The y are stu die s of life stru ggli ng aga inst incr edi ble adv ersi ty, and the y ena ble us to ent er the wor ld of the neu rolo gic ally imp aire d, to ima


gin e wit h our hea rts wh at it mu st be to live and feel as the y do. A gre at hea ler, Sac ks nev er lose s sig ht of me dici ne' s ulti mat e


res pon sibil ity: "th e suff erin g, affli cte d, figh ting hu ma n sub ject ." The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

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

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