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At the age of 19 Ian Waterman was suddenly struck down at work by a rare neurological illness that deprived him of all sensation below the neck. He fell on the floor in a heap, unable to stand or control his limbs, having lost the sense of joint position and proprioception, of that "sixth sense" of his body in space, which we all take for granted. After months in a neurological ward he was judged incurable and condemned to a life of wheelchair dependence. This is the first U.S. publication of a remarkable book by his physician, Jonathan Cole. It tells the compelling story, including a clear clinical description of a rare condition, of how Waterman reclaimed a life of full mobility against all expectations, by mental effort and sheer courage.Cole describes how Waterman gradually adapted to his strange condition. As the doctors had predicted, there was no neurological recovery. He had to monitor every movement by sight to work out where his limbs were, since he had no feedback from his peripheral nerves. But with astonishing persistence Waterman developed elaborate tricks and strategies to control his movements, enabling him to cope not only with the day-to-day problems of living, but even with the challenges of work, love, and marriage.

Synopsis:

At the age of 19, Ian Waterman was struck down by a rare neurological illness that deprived him of sensation below the neck. This book, written by his physician, recounts the story of how Waterman reclaimed a life of full mobility against all expectations, through mental effort and courage.

Synopsis:

Cole describes how Waterman gradually adapted to his strange condition. As the doctors had predicted, there was no neurological recovery. He had to monitor every movement by sight to work out where his limbs were, since he had no feedback from his peripheral nerves. But with astonishing persistence Waterman developed elaborate tricks and strategies to control his movements, enabling him to cope not only with the day-to-day problems of living, but even with the challenges of work, love, and marriage.

Synopsis:

"It is a remarkable human document, a neurological epic. A case-history, a physiological investigation, a detective story and a romance." Oliver Sacks

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 191-192) and index.

About the Author

Jonathan Cole, D.M., F.R.C.P., is Consultant in Clinical Neurophysiology, Poole Hospital, and at Salisbury Hospital (with its Spinal Centre), a Professor at Bournemouth University and a visiting Senior Lecturer, Southampton University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262531368
Foreword:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Author:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Foreword by:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Foreword:
Sacks, Oliver W.
Author:
Waterman, Ian
Author:
Cole, Jonathan
Author:
Sacks, Oliver
Author:
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Publisher:
Bradford Book
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Health Care Delivery
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Subject:
Personal and practical guides
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Diseases
Subject:
Sick
Subject:
Sensory neurons -- Diseases -- Case studies.
Subject:
Sensory neurons.
Subject:
Health
Subject:
Sensory neurons -- Diseases.
Subject:
Waterman, Ian - Health
Subject:
Psychology-Mind and Consciousness
Edition Number:
1st MIT Press ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Pride and a Daily Marathon
Series Volume:
9934.
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
214
Dimensions:
8.8 x 5.9 in

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Product details 214 pages Bradford Book - English 9780262531368 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , At the age of 19, Ian Waterman was struck down by a rare neurological illness that deprived him of sensation below the neck. This book, written by his physician, recounts the story of how Waterman reclaimed a life of full mobility against all expectations, through mental effort and courage.
"Synopsis" by , Cole describes how Waterman gradually adapted to his strange condition. As the doctors had predicted, there was no neurological recovery. He had to monitor every movement by sight to work out where his limbs were, since he had no feedback from his peripheral nerves. But with astonishing persistence Waterman developed elaborate tricks and strategies to control his movements, enabling him to cope not only with the day-to-day problems of living, but even with the challenges of work, love, and marriage.
"Synopsis" by , "It is a remarkable human document, a neurological epic. A case-history, a physiological investigation, a detective story and a romance." Oliver Sacks
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