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A Leg to Stand On - Oliver Sacks
A Leg to Stand On
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Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their extraordinary compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the... show more
Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their extraordinary compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey when he finds that his leg uncannily no longer feels part of his body. Sacks's brilliant description of his crisis and eventual recovery is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood and the inner nature of illness and health but also a fascinating exploration of the physical basis of identity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780684853956 (0684853957)
ASIN: 684853957
Publisher: Touchstone
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
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newstory
newstory rated it
3.5 story of a doctor who become patient
as we know , the ordinary relationship between doctor and patient but we see in this novel the doctor become patient and how he feel about his body and describes in great details his experience of his healing the story began when sacks injured in the mountain , he was a lone and feel hopeless a...
target acquired
target acquired rated it
3.0
a surprisingly strong narrative. moving, at times mawkishly so, but still pretty good overall.
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