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    Description'Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent' Observer When Oliver Sacks, a physician by profession, injured his leg while climbing a mountain, he found himself in an unusual position -- that of patient. The injury itself was severe, but straightforward to fix; the psychological effects, however, were far less easy to predict, explain, or resolve: Sacks experienced paralysis and an inability to perceive his leg as his own, instead seeing it as some kind of alien and inanimate object, over which he had no control. A Leg to Stand On is both an account of Sacks' ordeal and subsequent recovery, and an exploration of the ways in which mind and body are inextricably linked. 'In every way a marvellously rich and thoughtful tale' Sunday Telegraph 'Oliver Sacks is a neurologist, a man of humane eloquence, and a genuine communicator. The value of this book lies in its willingness to combine the technical and the demonic, to admit poetry and philosophy and the religious impulse. It is also intensely personal, and affirms the community of human experience' Observer 'A remarkable, generous, vivid and thoroughly intelligent piece of writing' Sunday Times


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    Title
    A Leg to Stand on
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 170 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780330507622
    ISBN 10: 0330507621
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25320
    BIC E4L: PSY
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.9
    BIC subject category V2: BM, WTL, VSP
    BISAC V2.8: MED035000
    DC22: 362.197483
    Thema V1.0: DNC, VSP, WTL
    Publisher
    Pan MacMillan
    Imprint name
    PICADOR
    Publication date
    05 July 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