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Profile of Dr Oliver Sacks

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The neurologist Dr Oliver Sacks provided a window into a mystifying parallel world of mental dysfunction in his book, “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat”. The descriptions of his neurological patients inspired myriad plays, films and other artworks, and probably untold numbers of young neurologists and psychologists – including me. The profile in this weekend’s Guardian tells the story of his science-obsessed family and his remarkable life.
→ From The Guardian Review