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Awakenings

Autore: Oliver Sacks
Editore: New York : HarperPerennial, 1990.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro a stampa : English : 1st HarperPerennial edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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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Genere/forma: Case studies
Tipo documento Libro
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Oliver Sacks
{0} 0060973684 9780060973681 9780375704055 0375704051
Numero OCLC: 21910570
Note: Originally published: London : Duckworth, 1973.
Descrizione: xxxix, 408 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contenuti: 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.
Responsabilità: 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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More like a medical report

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This book was written in 1973 and made into a hit movie in 1990. It was directed by Penny Marshall with Robert de Niro and Robin Williams. The movie is entertaining, the book is not. The 20 case studies in the book are more like serious medical reports. In the final chapter, however, the reading lightens...
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