The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

byOliver Sacks

Paperback | April 2, 1998

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
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In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.

Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents.

If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks’s splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine’s ultimate responsibility: “the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject.”
PrefacePART ONE: LOSSESIntroduction 1 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat 2 The Lost Mariner 3 The Disembodied Lady 4 The Man Who Fell out of Bed 5 Hands 6 Phantoms 7 On the Level 8 Eyes Right! 9 The President's SpeechPART TWO: EXCESSESIntroduction10 Witty Ticcy Ray11 Cupid's Disease12 A Matter of Identity13 Yes, Father-Sister14 The...
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Title:The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical TalesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:256 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 0.6 inShipping dimensions:256 pages, 8.44 X 5.5 X 0.6 inPublished:April 2, 1998Publisher:TouchstoneLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0684853949

ISBN - 13:9780684853949

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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