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

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

By Oliver Sacks

  • Release Date - Published: 1998-04-02
  • Book Genre: Psychology
  • Author: Oliver Sacks
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In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat 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. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."

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  • Good book but problems

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    By Beogradska
    Interesting to read, but the quality of the downloaded e-book was appalling. A five year old could have done a better job of editing. There were many jumbled chapters with out of position paragraphs making it nearly impossible to follow. There were hyphens in mid-word as if another edition had been copied with no considerations to a different format. Many such errors really ruined what should have been a great reading experience.

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