The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales

Oliver Sacks

In his such a lot outstanding e-book, “one of the good medical writers of the 20 th century” (The manhattan Times) recounts the case histories of sufferers misplaced within the strange, it seems that inescapable international of neurological disorders.

Oliver Sacks’s The guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat tells the tales of people troubled with brilliant perceptual and highbrow aberrations: sufferers who've misplaced their thoughts and with them the larger a part of their pasts; who're not capable of realize humans and customary gadgets; who're with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs became alien; who've been pushed aside as retarded but are talented with uncanny creative or mathematical skills.

If inconceivably unusual, those wonderful stories stay, in Dr. Sacks’s wonderful and sympathetic telling, deeply human. they're reviews of existence suffering opposed to marvelous adversity, and so they allow us to go into the area of the neurologically impaired, to visualize with our hearts what it needs to be to stay and think as they do. an exceptional healer, Sacks by no means loses sight of medicine’s final accountability: “the pain, stricken, scuffling with human subject.”

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