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An anthropologist on Mars : seven paradoxical tales

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The author profiles seven neurological patients, including a surgeon with Tourette's syndrome and an artist whose color sense is destroyed in an accident but finds new creative power in black and white.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Anthropologist on Mars.
New York : Knopf, 1995
(OCoLC)622927999
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Sacks
ISBN: 0679437851 9780679437857
OCLC Number: 30810706
Description: xix, 327 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: The case of the colorblind painter --
The last hippie --
A surgeon's life --
To see and not see --
The landscape of his dreams --
Prodigies --
An anthropologist on Mars.
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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The author profiles seven neurological patients, including a surgeon with Tourette's syndrome and an artist whose color sense is destroyed in an accident but finds new creative power in black and white.

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Neurology cases where different is better

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-01-11) Excellent Permalink

As I have said in other reviews, I have read several Oliver Sacks books, and I have liked them all. In the previous book (1985) The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat, many of the cases are what I would call negative: the patient had lost some normal neurological function and had not gained anything...
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