The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat  And Other Clinical Tales Book
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 243
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684853949

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat And Other Clinical Tales Book Description :

Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2014-12-15
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781447275411

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book Description :

With an introduction by Will Self. A 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 often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder. Here are people who can no longer recognize 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 twentieth century's greatest neurologist.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Picador
  • Release Date : 2009-04-01
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781743290026

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book Description :

In his most extraordinary book, "one of the greatest clinical writers of the 20th century" (New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable world of neurological disorders. It tells the stories of individuals afflicted with fantastic perceptual and intellectual aberrations: patients who have lost their memories and with them the greater part of their pasts; who are no longer able to recognise people and common objects; who have been dismissed as retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales remain, in Dr Sacks splendid and sympathetic retelling, deeply human.

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Book

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1985
  • Genre: Health & Fitness
  • Pages : 233
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015010609959

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The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Book Description :

Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Michael Nyman
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Music
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822025309246

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The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book Description :

(Music Sales America). Chamber Opera. Libretto by Oliver Sacks, Christopher Rawlence and Michael Morris after The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks. First performed on 27 October 1986. Duration 1hr 10 minutes. A full score is available for hire or purchase, performance material is available for hire. Scored for Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Harp, Piano, 2 Violins, Viola, 2 Cellos.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide Book

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide


  • Author : Bookrags Com
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 68
  • ISBN 10 : 1304529339

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide Book Description :

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Study Guide contains a comprehensive summary and analysis of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by Oliver Sacks. It includes a detailed Plot Summary, Chapter Summaries & Analysis, Character Descriptions, Objects/Places, Themes, Styles, Quotes, and Topics for Discussion on The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales.

An Analysis of Oliver Sacks s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Book
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An Analysis of Oliver Sacks s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales


  • Author : Dario Krpan
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2017-07-05
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 98
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351353243

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An Analysis of Oliver Sacks s The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Book Description :

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 formidable creative thinking skills. Sacks felt the issues at the heart of patient care needed redefining, because the way they were being dealt with hurt not only patients, but practitioners too. They limited a physician’s capacity to understand and then treat a patient’s condition. To highlight the issue, Sacks wrote the stories of 24 patients and their neurological clinical conditions. In the process, he rebelled against traditional methodology by focusing on his patients’ subjective experiences. Sacks did not only write about his patients in original ways – he attempt to come up with creative ways of treating them as well. At root, his method was to try to help each person individually, with the core aim of finding meaning and a sense of identity despite, or even thanks to, the patients’ condition. Sacks thus redefined the issue of neurological work in a new way, and his ideas were so influential that they heralded the arrival of a broader movement – narrative medicine – that placed stronger emphasis on listening to and incorporating patients’ experiences and insights into their care.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book
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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2011-06-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780330504270

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Book 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, 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. ‘Populated by a cast as strange as that of the most fantastic fiction . . . Dr Sacks shows the awesome powers of our mind and just how delicately balanced they have to be’ Sunday Times ‘This book is for everybody who has felt from time to time that certain twinge of self-identity and sensed how easily, at any moment, one might lose it’ The Times ‘A gripping journey into the recesses of the human mind’ Daily Mail

Musicophilia Book
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Musicophilia


  • Author : Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2010-02-05
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307373496

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Musicophilia Book Description :

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, sing, conduct music, mirror the melodic contours and feelings of what we hear in our movements and expressions. In this book, Oliver Sacks explores the power music wields over us–a power that sometimes we control and at other times don’t. He explores, in his inimitable fashion, how it can provide access to otherwise unreachable emotional states, how it can revivify neurological avenues that have been frozen, evoke memories of earlier, lost events or states or bring those with neurological disorders back to a time when the world was much richer. This is a book that explores, like no other, the myriad dimensions of our experience of and with music. From the Hardcover edition.