The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

In his most beloved and extraordinary book, Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders. Featuring a preface never before included. Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: 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; whose limbs seem alien to them; who lack some skills yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. In Dr. Sacks's splendid and sympathetic telling, his patients are deeply human, and his tales are studies of struggles against incredible adversity. A great healer, Sacks never loses sight of medicine's ultimate responsibility: "the suffering, afflicted, fighting human subject."

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  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 336 pages
  • ISBN : 1039002498
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 3412 reviews
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 14 September 2021
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In his most beloved and extraordinary book, Dr. Sacks recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders. Featuring a preface never before included. Oliver Sacks's The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: 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; whose limbs seem alien

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 14 September 2021
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In his most extraordinary book, the bestselling author of Awakenings and "poet laureate of medicine” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients inhabiting the compelling world of neurological disorders, from those who are no longer able to recognize common objects to those who gain extraordinary new skills. Featuring a new preface, Oliver Sacks’s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat tells the stories of individuals afflicted with perceptual and intellectual disorders: patients who have

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release : 01 January 2015
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With an introduction by Will SelfA classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind.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

Musicophilia

Musicophilia
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 05 February 2010
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What goes on in human beings when they make or listen to music? What is it about music, what gives it such peculiar power over us, power delectable and beneficent for the most part, but also capable of uncontrollable and sometimes destructive force? Music has no concepts, it lacks images; it has no power of representation, it has no relation to the world. And yet it is evident in all of us–we tap our feet, we keep time, hum,

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  • Author : Dario Krpan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 05 July 2017
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In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at the cutting-edge work taking place in his field, and decided that much of it was not fit for purpose. Sacks found it hard to understand why most doctors adopted a mechanical and impersonal approach to their patients, and opened his mind to new ways to treat people with neurological disorders. He explored the question of deciding what such new ways might be by deploying his

Imagination

Imagination
  • Author : Jim Davies
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 05 November 2019
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We don’t think of imagination the way that we should. The word is often only associated with children, artists and daydreamers, but in reality, imagination is an integral part of almost every action and decision that we make. Simply put, imagination is a person’s ability to create scenarios in his or her head: this can include everything from planning a grocery list, to honing a golf swing, to having religious hallucinations. And while imagination has positive connotations, it

Awakenings

Awakenings
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 04 March 2011
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Awakenings — which inspired the major motion picture — is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went

Good Morning, Monster

Good Morning, Monster
  • Author : Catherine Gildiner
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 03 September 2019
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A therapist creates moving portraits of five of her most memorable patients, men and women she considers psychological heroes. Catherine Gildiner is a bestselling memoirist, a novelist, and a psychologist in private practice for twenty-five years. In Good Morning, Monster, she focuses on five patients who overcame enormous trauma--people she considers heroes. With a novelist's storytelling gift, Gildiner recounts the details of their struggles, their paths to recovery, and her own tale of growth as a therapist. The five cases

On the Move

On the Move
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 28 April 2015
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An impassioned, tender, and joyous memoir by the author of Musicophilia and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: “Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he

Gratitude

Gratitude
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 24 November 2015
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A deeply moving testimony and celebration of how to embrace life. In January 2015, Oliver Sacks was diagnosed with a recurrence of cancer, and he shared this news in a New York Times essay that inspired readers all over the world: "I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude.... Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and

Oaxaca Journal

Oaxaca Journal
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 06 March 2012
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"I have been an inveterate keeper of journals since I was 14 especially at times of adventure and crisis and travel. Here, for the first time, such a journal made its way to publication, not that much changed from the raw, handwritten journal that I kept during my fascinated 9 days in Oaxaca." Dr. Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks is best known as an explorer of the human mind, a neurologist with a gift for the complex, insightful portrayals of people and their

Seeing Voices

Seeing Voices
  • Author : Oliver Sacks,Oliver W. Sacks
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release : 01 January 1989
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A neurologist investigates the world of the deaf, examining their past and present treatment at the hands of society, and assesses the value and significance of sign language.

Uncle Tungsten

Uncle Tungsten
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 06 August 2013
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From the distinguished neurologist who is also one of the most remarkable storytellers of our time — an account of his youth, as unexpected and fascinating as his celebrated case histories. What first aroused Sacks’ boundless curiosity? In this wonderful memoir, he evokes, with warmth and wit, his childhood in wartime England. There was the large, scientifically minded family in which his very early fascination with meals was nurtured – particularly by “Uncle Tungsten.” There were his four years at the boarding

A Leg to Stand On

A Leg to Stand On
  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Release : 21 September 2021
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Here the doctor becomes the patient, as Dr. Sacks chronicles the mountaineering accident which left him with the uncanny feeling of being "legless," and raises profound questions of the physical basis of identity. In A Leg To Stand On, it is Dr. 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