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

September 14, 2021|
The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
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In his most beloved and extraordinary book, Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders. Featuring a preface never before included.

Oliver Sacks''s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: 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; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr. Sacks''s splendid and sympathetic telling, his patients are deeply human, and his tales are studies of struggles against incredible adversity. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine''s ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."  
Dr. Oliver Sacks, referred by the New York Times as "the poet laureate of medicine", spent more than fifty years working as a neurologist and writing books about the neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients, including Musicophilia, A Leg to Stand On, and Awakenings. Over the years, he received many awards, includin...
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Title:The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:336 pages, 7.98 X 5.14 X 0.65 in
Shipping dimensions:336 pages, 7.98 X 5.14 X 0.65 in
Published:September 14, 2021
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781039002487

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