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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat - Oliver Sacks
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
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Here Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders: people afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations; patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are... show more
Here Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders: people 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781447203834 (1447203836)
Publisher: Picador Pan MacMillan
Pages no: 246
Edition language: English
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Emad Attely [The Book Nerd]
Emad Attely [The Book Nerd] rated it
4.0 The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
This book is truly enthralling. I enjoyed it very much. It tells stories of people who we wouldn't imagine they even exist. But .. I have to admit that at some point I felt really bored!Nevertheless, it is definitely worth reading.
Ruined by Reading
Ruined by Reading rated it
4.0 Swan Song
Too bad there's no bittersweet emoji. (And ironic that a website that dedicates itself to the discussion of books would want us to distill our ideas about a thing made of many words to a little yellow circle. Aren't we all here to avoid this?) Anyway. This is Oliver Sacks love letter to the worl...
XOX
XOX rated it
5.0 Oliver Sacks tell stories about persons with brain damages
And how a man could not tell object from person that inspired the title. Good one. Read it a long long time ago. But still important.
Abby Reads
Abby Reads rated it
4.0 "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks Review
Sacks’ acclaimed book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” recounts some of the most fascinating and bizarre clinical neuropsychology tales of our time. From people who have fully lost their memories to those who suffer from uncontrollable tics to those who can no longer identify objects, the re...
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O! what Man will do fore a Rime! rated it
3.0 The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks
Homing in on his memory, I found an extreme and extraordinary loss of recent memory -- so that whatever was said or shown to him was apt to be forgotten in a few seconds' time. Thus I laid out my watch, my tie, and my glasses on the desk, covered them, and asked him to remember these. Then, after a ...
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