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The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales

Author: Oliver Sacks
Publisher: New York : Summit Books, ©1985.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores neurological disorders and their effects upon the minds and lives of those affected with an entertaining voice.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
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Sacks, Oliver W.
Man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales.
New York : Summit Books, ©1985
(OCoLC)623307735
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Sacks
ISBN: 0671554719 9780671554712 9780684853949 0684853949 9780060970796 0060970790 9781447203834 1447203836
OCLC Number: 12313889
Notes: Spine title: The man who mistook his wife for a hat.
Description: xvi, 233 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: The man who mistook his wife for a hat --
The lost mariner --
The disembodied lady --
The man who fell out of bed --
Hands --
Phantoms --
On the level --
Eyes right! --
The President's speech --
Witty Ticcy Ray --
Cupids disease --
A matter of identity --
Yes, father-sister --
The possessed --
Reminiscence --
Incontinent nostalgia --
A passage to India --
The dog beneath the skin --
Murder --
The visions of Hildegard --
Rebecca --
A walking grove --
The twins --
The autist artist.
Responsibility: Oliver Sacks.

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Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality.  Read more...

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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 Read more...

 
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Sacks gives parables of neurology

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I have read several Oliver Sacks books, and I have liked them all. Though this was his fourth book, it was his first book that did not focus on a single topic. Instead, it is a miscellany of neurological cases. Some of these essays are excellent, some can be long-winded. This book has more digressions...
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