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

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks 0593466675 9780593466674
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In his most extraordinary book, the bestselling author of Awakenings and poet laureate of medicine" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders, from those who are no longer able to recognize common objects to those who gain extraordinary new skills.

Featuring a new preface, Oliver Sackss The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: 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; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr. Sackss splendid and sympathetic telling, his patients are deeply human and his tales are studies of struggles against incredible adversity. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicines ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."

Author: Oliver Sacks

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2021-09-14


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