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Awakenings

Author: Oliver W Sacks
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, a division of Random House, Inc., [1999] ©1999
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First Vintage books editionView all editions and formats
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The remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver W Sacks
ISBN: 9780307834096 0307834093
OCLC Number: 863217803
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Awakenings --
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Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.
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The remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

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