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    Description'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients. Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it -- until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber. 'A brilliant and humane book' Observer 'Not only a collection of astonishing case histories, Awakenings is also a memoir, a moral essay and a romance. It is a work of genius' Washington Post 'It makes you aware of what a knife edge we live on' Doris Lessing


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    Title
    Awakenings
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 381 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330523677
    ISBN 10: 0330523678
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.3
    BIC subject category V2: MJN, BT
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: ENGM1830
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25340
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000, MED056000
    Libri: INSO7000, SCHK0600
    Thema V1.0: MKJ, DNX
    DC22: 616.83209
    Edition statement
    New edition.
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    10 May 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film) and Musicophilia. Born in London and educated at Oxford, he now lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. For more information, visit www.oliversacks.com
    Review quote
    "One of the most beautifully composed and moving works of our time." --"The Washington Post ""Compulsively readable. . . . Dr. Sacks writes beautifully and with exceptional subtlety and penetration into both the state of mind of his patients and the nature of illness generally. . . . A brilliant and humane book." --A. Alvarez, "The Observer" "[Sacks] opens to the reader doors of perception generally passed through only by those at the far borders of human experience." --"The Boston Globe ""A masterpiece." --W. H. Auden