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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

Oliver Sacks Jonathan Davis, MD Oliver Sacks

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01 September 2018
Humanities; Physiological & neuro-psychology, biopsychology; Clinical psychology; Popular psychology
If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self - himself - he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it.

In this extraordinary book, Dr Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder. Here are people who can no longer recognise everyday objects or those they love; who are stricken with violent tics or shout involuntary obscenities; who have been dismissed as autistic or retarded, yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales illuminate what it means to be human.

A provocative exploration of the mysteries of the human mind, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a million-copy bestseller by the 20th century's greatest neurologist.
By:   Oliver Sacks
Read by:   Jonathan Davis MD, Oliver Sacks
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781529011142
ISBN 10:   1529011140
Publication Date:   01 September 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   CD-Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

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