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The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: New York : Summit Books, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores neurological disorders and their effects upon the minds and lives of those affected with an entertaining voice.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales.
New York : Summit Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)623307735
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Sacks
ISBN: 0671554719 9780671554712 9780684853949 0684853949 9780060970796 0060970790 9781447203834 1447203836
OCLC Number: 12313889
Notes: Spine title: The man who mistook his wife for a hat.
Description: xvi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The man who mistook his wife for a hat --
The lost mariner --
The disembodied lady --
The man who fell out of bed --
Hands --
Phantoms --
On the level --
Eyes right! --
The President's speech --
Witty Ticcy Ray --
Cupids disease --
A matter of identity --
Yes, father-sister --
The possessed --
Reminiscence --
Incontinent nostalgia --
A passage to India --
The dog beneath the skin --
Murder --
The visions of Hildegard --
Rebecca --
A walking grove --
The twins --
The autist artist.
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality.  Read more...

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New York Magazine Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book.... His tales are so compelling that many of them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine but of modern man. Noel Read more...

 
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Sacks gives parables of neurology

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I have read several Oliver Sacks books, and I have liked them all. Though this was his fourth book, it was his first book that did not focus on a single topic. Instead, it is a miscellany of neurological cases. Some of these essays are excellent, some can be long-winded. This book has more digressions...
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