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Awakenings

Author: Oliver W Sacks
Publisher: New York : HarperPerennial, 1990.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st HarperPerennial edView all editions and formats
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A series of case studies of some of the people who developed a sleeping-sickness after World War I and remained in a sleep state until given the drug L-Dopa. Also describes their lives, the transformation after awakening, and then describes parts of the film made from these case studies.
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Case Reports
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver W Sacks
ISBN: 0060973684 9780060973681
OCLC Number: 21910570
Notes: Originally published: London : Duckworth, 1973.
Description: xxxix, 408 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism --
The Sleeping-Sickness (Encephalitis Lethargica) --
The Aftermath of the Sleeping-Sickness (1927-67) --
Life at Mount Carmel --
The Coming of L-DOPA --
Awakenings --
Frances D. --
Magda B. --
Rose R. --
Robert O. --
Hester Y. --
Rolando P. --
Miriam H. --
Lucy K. --
Margaret A. --
Miron V. --
Gertie C. --
Martha N. --
Ida T. --
Frank G. --
Maria G. --
Rachel I. --
Aaron E. --
George W. --
Cecil M. --
Leonard L. --
Perspectives --
Perspectives --
Awakening --
Tribulation --
Accommodation --
A History of the Sleeping-Sickness --
'Miracle' Drugs: Freud, William James, and Havelock Ellis --
The Electrical Basis of Waakenings --
Beyond L-DOPA --
Parkinsonian Space and Time --
Chaos and Awakenings --
Awakenings on Stage and Screen.
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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A series of case studies of some of the people who developed a sleeping-sickness after World War I and remained in a sleep state until given the drug L-Dopa. Also describes their lives, the transformation after awakening, and then describes parts of the film made from these case studies.

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