The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

La description

`Oliver Sacks has become the world's best-known neurologist. His case studies of broken minds offer brilliant insight into the mysteries of consciousness' Guardian In his most extraordinary book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. These are 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; who are afflicted and yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, each tale is a unique and deeply human study of life struggling against incredible adversity.

Details

Author(s)
Oliver Sacks
Format
Paperback | 272 pages
Dimensions
128 x 196 x 20mm | 200g
Publication date
02 Sep 2011
Publisher
Pan MacMillan
Imprint
PICADOR
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
New edition.
ISBN10
0330523627
ISBN13
9780330523622
Bestsellers rank
214