An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales

  • ISBN-13: 9780679756972
  • Author: Oliver Sacks
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publication date: 1996-02-13
  • Edition: 1
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 327
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Detailed and fascinating portraits of seven neurological patients, including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who cannot decipher the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior. "Among doctors who write with acuity and grace, Sacks ( The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat) takes a higher place with each successive book.... enlarges our view of the nature of human experience." --Publisher's Weekly "... Dr. Sacks's best book to date." --The New York Time Book Review

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