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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
 

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (EPUB ebook)

By Sacks, Oliver

Presents the case studies of people who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognize people or common objects; whose limbs have become alien; and, who are afflicted and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathemat... read full description below.

ISBN 9781743290026
Published 1 April 2009 by Pan Macmillan
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Language en
Series Picador Classic

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ISBN-13 9781743290026
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Status Wheelers ePlatform
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Publication Date 1 April 2009
Publication Country
Format EPUB ebook
Author(s) By Sacks, Oliver
Series Picador Classic
Category Literature: Texts
Literature: Special Interest
Psychology
Physiological & Neuro-Psychology
Medicine
Psychiatry
Popular Psychology
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Not specified
Weight Not specified - defaults to 0g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Dewey Code 616.8909
Catalogue Code 460098

Description of this Electronic Book

In his most extraordinary book, "one of the greatest clinical writers of the 20th century" (New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders.It 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 recognise people and common objects; 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 splendid and sympathetic retelling, deeply human.

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Author's Bio

Oliver Sacks is a physician and the author of ten previous books, including most recently, Musicophilia. He lives in New York City, where he is Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University. He is the first, and only, Columbia University Artist, and is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire.

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