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The Mind's Eye by Oliver Sacks.. For all the strangeness of the conditions he encounters in his neurological practice, Sacks proves once again that at heart he is a subtle, generous physician of the everyday baffled mind and soul; he's always compassionate and discerning.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Irrepressible though he may be, Sacks will not let us forget the sober lesson of his experience...Perhaps Sacks will take comfort from his novel-writing patient, who with great effort taught himself to read again. “The problems never went away,” the novelist reports, “but I became cleverer at solving them.”."

The NY Times

"Sacks tells these stories with his customary sympathy and acuity. His literary and scientific models for these, as earlier, essays are the case studies of such 19th-century physicians as Silas Weir Mitchell and Jean-Martin Charcot.."

The Guardian

Author bio: Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London, England into a family of physicians and scientists (his mother was a surgeon and his father a general practitioner). He earned his medical degree at Oxford University (Queen’s College), and did residencies and fellowship work at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco and at UCLA. Since 1965, he has lived in New York, where he is a practicing neurologist. In July of 2007, he was appointed Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center, and he was also designated the university’s first Columbia University Artist. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Science/Technology; (263 pp. Amusing, profound: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: 9780307272089

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