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Awakenings.

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Picador : 1991.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
Summary:
Now hailed as a medical classic this extraordinary account of a group of 20 patients, survivors of the great sleeping-sickness epidemic which swept the world in the 1920's, and the astonishing explosive "awakening" effect they experienced 40 years later through new drug L-DOPA administered by Dr. Sacks. The stories he tells of these remarkable individuals are moving, often courageous and sometimes tragic. Through  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Sacks
OCLC Number: 1164833295
Description: 1 online resource (xxxix, 408 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates)

Abstract:

Now hailed as a medical classic this extraordinary account of a group of 20 patients, survivors of the great sleeping-sickness epidemic which swept the world in the 1920's, and the astonishing explosive "awakening" effect they experienced 40 years later through new drug L-DOPA administered by Dr. Sacks. The stories he tells of these remarkable individuals are moving, often courageous and sometimes tragic. Through them he also explores the most general questions of health, disease, suffering, care and the human condition.

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