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The man who mistook his wife for a hat

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: Oxford : ISIS, 2010.
Edition/Format:   book_largeprint : English : Large print editionView all editions and formats
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He reached out his hand, and took hold of his wife's head, tried to lift it off, to put it on ... His wife looked as if she was used to such things. In his most extraordinary book, Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. These are case studies of people who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Anecdotes
Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Sacks
ISBN: 9780753156995 0753156997 9780753152362 0753152363 9780684853949 0684853949
OCLC Number: 978588387
Notes: Originally published: London: Duckworth, 1985.
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 341 pages (large print) ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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He reached out his hand, and took hold of his wife's head, tried to lift it off, to put it on ... His wife looked as if she was used to such things. In his most extraordinary book, Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. These are case studies of people who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people or common objects; whose limbs have become alien; who are afflicted and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, each tale is a unique and deeply human study of life struggling against incredible adversity.

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