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

ISBN-10: 0593466675
ISBN-13 : 978-0593466674
Publisher : Vintage; Reissue edition (September 14, 2021)
Language : English
Paperback: 320 pages
Reading Age : None
Dimensions : 5.15 x 0.69 x 7.99 inches
Item Weight : 9 ounces

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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 Sacks’s 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. Sacks’s 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 medicine’s ultimate responsibility: “the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject.”

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