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Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Author: Oliver Sacks
Series: Picador Classic Ser.
$15.00(AUD)  inc GST
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'Oliver Sacks has become the world's best-known neurologist. His case studies of broken minds offer brilliant insight into the mysteries of consciousness' Guardian

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.

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The bestselling author of Awakenings and Musicophilia

Author description

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

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General Fields

  • : 9780330523622
  • : Pan Macmillan
  • : Picador
  • : September 2011
  • : 197mm X 130mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2011
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 272
  • : Illustrations
  • : Oliver Sacks
  • : Paperback
  • : Reprints
  • : English
  • : 616.8