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

Well-known neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks presents patients from some of his most fascinating cases: the music teacher who mistakes his wife for a hat, retarded twins who speak in dialogues of twenty digit prime numbers, and others.

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  • "Well-known neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks presents patients from some of his most fascinating cases: the music teacher who mistakes his wife for a hat, retarded twins who speak in dialogues of twenty digit prime numbers, and others."@en
  • "Clinical tales, case history, neurological disorders, author of Awakening and a Leg to stand on Oliver Sacks."@en
  • "Explores neurological disorders and their effects upon the minds and lives of those affected."@en
  • "Explores neurological disorders and their effects upon the minds and lives of those affected."
  • "In his most extraordinary book, "one of the great clinical writers of the 20th century" (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people and common objects; who are stricken with violent tics and grimaces or who shout involuntary obscenities; whose limbs have become alien; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, deeply human. They are studies of life struggling against incredible adversity, and they enable us to enter the world of the neurologically impaired, to imagine with our hearts what it must be to live and feel as they do. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject.""
  • "Looks at what happens when things go wrong with parts of the brain most of us don't know exist. This work shows the awesome powers of our mind and just how delicately balanced they have to be. It is suitable for those who have felt from time to time that certain twinge of self-identity and sensed how easily, at any moment, one might lose it."
  • "Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality."

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  • "Fallstudiensammlung."
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  • "Case studies."
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  • "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."@en
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  • "The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales"
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