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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks

Author Name    Oliver Sacks

Title   The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Binding   Paperback

Publisher    Summit Books 1987

ISBN Number    0684853949 / 9780684853949

Seller ID   11567

Has some general wear with page tanning, otherwise, writing or highlighting on +/- 5 pages. ; 0.8 x 9.1 x 6 Inches; 256 pages; A neurologist who claims to be equally interested in disease and people, Sacks (Awakenings, etc.) explores neurological disorders with a novelist's skill and an appreciation of his patients as human beings. These cases, some of which have appeared in literary or medical publications, illustrate the tragedy of losing neurological facultiesmemory, powers of visualization, word-recognitionor the also-devastating fate of those suffering an excess of neurological functions causing such hyper states as chorea, tics, Tourette's syndrome and Parkinsonism. Still other patients experience organically based hallucinations, transports, visions, etc., usually deemed to be psychic in nature. The science of neurology, Sacks charges, stresses the abstract and computerized at the expense of judgment and emotional depthsin his view, the most important human qualities. Therapy for brain-damaged patients (by medication, accommodation, music or art) should, he asserts, be designed to help restore the essentially personal quality of the individual. First serial to New York Review of Books, The Sciences and Science; Reader's Subscription alternate.

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Price = 6.95 USD


 

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