The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
In his most extraordinary book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. These are case studies of people who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people or common objects; whose limbs have become alien; who are afflicted and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, each tale is a unique and deeply human study of life struggling against incredible adversity.
- Paperback | 272 pages
- 128 x 196 x 20mm | 200g
- 02 Sep 2011
- Pan MacMillan
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition.
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them serve as eerie metaphors not only for the condition of modern medicine
but of modern man. Clarence E. Olsen"St. Louis Post-Dispatch"
A provocative introduction to the marvels of the human mind... Noel Perrin"Chicago Sun-Times"
Dr. Sacks's best book.... One sees a wise, compassionate and very literate mind
at work in these 20 stories, nearly all remarkable, and many the kind that restore one's faith in humanity.
About Oliver Sacks
Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine', and over the years he received many awards, including honours from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. His memoir, On the Move, was published shortly before his death in August 2015.