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    DescriptionIn his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th 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."


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    Title
    The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Oliver W Sacks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 243
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 222 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780684853949
    ISBN 10: 0684853949
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: HEA
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.0
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: PS
    Libri: I-PS
    DC21: 616.8
    BIC subject category V2: VFD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24620
    B&T General Subject: 670
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 02
    DC22: 616.8
    BISAC V2.8: PSY020000, PSY007000, MED056000, PSY024000, PSY018000
    LC classification: RC351.S195
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: RC351 .S195 1998
    LC subject heading: ,
    Edition statement
    Touchstone.
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    POCKET BOOKS
    Publication date
    27 April 1998
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    "New York Magazine" Dr. Sacks's most absorbing book.... His tales are so compelling that many of them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine but of modern man.