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Awakenings — which inspired the major motion picture — is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

About the Author

Oliver Sacks is the author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and many other books, for which he has received numerous awards, including the Hawthornden Prize, a Polk Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and lives in New York City, where he is a practicing neurologist. He recently accepted a new position at Columbia University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307398154
Publisher:
Vintage Canada
Subject:
Neuropsychology
Author:
Sacks, Oliver
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20081113
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Illustrations:
10 PAGES BandW PHOTOS
Pages:
464
Dimensions:
8 x 5.17 x .92 in .9631 lb

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Medical Specialties
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Mind and Consciousness

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