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

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The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales
Title
The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales
Statement of responsibility
Oliver Sacks
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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."
Dewey number
616.8
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC351
LC item number
.S195 1985
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales, Oliver Sacks
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Publication
Note
  • "A Touchstone book."
  • Spine title: The man who mistook his wife for a hat
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Losses: Introduction -- Man who mistook his wife for a hat -- Lost mariner -- Disembodied lady -- Man who fell out of bed -- Hands -- Phantoms -- On the level -- Eyes right! -- President's speech -- Excesses: Introduction -- Witty ticcy ray -- Cupid's disease -- Matter of identity -- Yes, father-sister -- Possessed -- Transports: Introduction -- Reminiscence -- Incontinent nostalgia -- Passage to India -- Dog beneath the skin -- Murder -- Visions of Hildegard -- World of the simple: Rebecca -- Walking grove -- Twins -- Autist artist -- Bibliography
Dimensions
  • 22 cm.
  • 25 cm.
Extent
  • x, 243 p.
  • xvi, 233 p.
Isbn
9780060970796
Isbn Type
(pbk. reprint : Perennial Library, 1987)
Lccn
85017220
Other physical details
  • ill.
  • ill.
System control number
ocm38311664
Label
The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales, Oliver Sacks
Link
Publication
Note
  • "A Touchstone book."
  • Spine title: The man who mistook his wife for a hat
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Losses: Introduction -- Man who mistook his wife for a hat -- Lost mariner -- Disembodied lady -- Man who fell out of bed -- Hands -- Phantoms -- On the level -- Eyes right! -- President's speech -- Excesses: Introduction -- Witty ticcy ray -- Cupid's disease -- Matter of identity -- Yes, father-sister -- Possessed -- Transports: Introduction -- Reminiscence -- Incontinent nostalgia -- Passage to India -- Dog beneath the skin -- Murder -- Visions of Hildegard -- World of the simple: Rebecca -- Walking grove -- Twins -- Autist artist -- Bibliography
Dimensions
  • 22 cm.
  • 25 cm.
Extent
  • x, 243 p.
  • xvi, 233 p.
Isbn
9780060970796
Isbn Type
(pbk. reprint : Perennial Library, 1987)
Lccn
85017220
Other physical details
  • ill.
  • ill.
System control number
ocm38311664

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