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In his most extraordinary book, Oliver Sacks recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Sacks 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. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject.

Characters: 90. Amazon rating: 5 stars. Genre: Non-Fiction.


 

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