True stories Medicine


    Oliver Sacks

    Picador 2012

    Paperback 438pp Illustrated

    9780330523677   Product Code: 21409

    A physician, professor of neurology and author, Oliver Sacks (1933-2015) has been described by the New York Times as 'a kind of poet laureate of contemporary medicine'. His books are made up of case histories of his patients, and explore both their neurological disorders and the strategies they adopted to cope with them.

    Now a medical classic and also the subject of a major film, this book describes the awakening of 20 victims of a sleeping-sickness epidemic that had rendered them catatonic some 40 years earlier.

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