By Oliver Sacks
To those seven narratives of neurological ailment Dr. Sacks brings an identical humanity, poetic remark, and infectious feel of ask yourself which are obvious in his bestsellers Awakenings and the guy Who Mistook His spouse for a Hat. those males, girls, and one awesome baby become brilliantly adaptive personalities, whose stipulations haven't rather a lot debilitated them as ushered them into one other reality.
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An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales by Oliver Sacks