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the man who mistook his wife for a hat

Advantages: good book, worth reading
Disadvantages: lots of big words, i had to get it from a library

...General Duckworth & Co. Ltd first published this book in 1985. Oliver Sacks, an author (‘Awakenings’ London 1973, 3rd. ed. 1983) and also a doctor specialising in neurology and this book is a compilation of some of his cases. It is split into four p ...

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Review of An Anthropologist on Mars - Oliver Sacks

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The surgeon with a rather large twitch...

Advantages: Fascinating, funny in places.
Disadvantages: Sometimes want to learn more about one story

You may or may not have heard of Oliver Sacks so before I tell you all about the book, let me tell you a little bit about the man himself. You may be familiar with the film "Awakenings" which starred Robin Williams. In it, a young neurologist treate ...

paule23 28.06.2001 · Read full review
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Life on Mars? This is life on Earth.

Advantages: Brings humaniy to science and science to humanity.
Disadvantages: Does use some specialist terms.

With such a compelling title, I felt I had to pluck this from my friend's bookshelf and challenge it to keep me entertained on a long train journey over Easter. I finished it in a matter of hours as I really couldn't concentrate on anything else until I'd ...

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An Anthropologist... is a collection of Neurological Case studies

Advantages: Interesting and informative and of great value to my study of Psychology.
Disadvantages: the excessive deatil in some cases may put off some casual readers.

I initially read "The man who mistook his wife for a hat" after it was recommended to me by my University lecturer after we had learned about the phenomenon of visual agnosia. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed "The man..." I eagerly anticipated getting a ...

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Awaken

Advantages: Fascinating, compelling, unique [insert lots of praiseworthy words here]
Disadvantages: Wealth of medical terminology, lots of literary allusions/psychology/philosophy-can be hard going

In 1918 there was a massive outbreak of encephalitus lethargica, a virus that is also known as ‘sleeping sickness’. Millions became very sick and a great many died, but for the survivors there was a bigger challenge waiting for them. Over the following ye ...

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Review of Awakenings - Oliver Sacks

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