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On the Move: A Life free pdf When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote: Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far. It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. With unbridled honesty and humor, Sacks writes about the passions that have driven his life from motorcycles and weight lifting to neurology and poetry. He writes about his love affairs, both romantic and intellectual- his guilt over leaving his family to come to America- his bond with his schizophrenic brother- and the writers and scientists W. H. Auden, Gerald M. Edelman, Francis Crick who have influenced his work. "On the Move" is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer, a man who has illuminated the many ways that the brain makes us human. "

About Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was a physician, writer, and professor of neurology. Born in London in 1933, he moved to New York City in 1965, where he launched his medical career and began writing case studies of his patients. Called the poet laureate of medicine by "The New York Times," Sacks is the author of more than a dozen books, including "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, ""Musicophilia," and"Awakenings," which inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter.He was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 for services to medicine. He died in 2015. www.oliversacks.com"

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Author : Oliver Sacks
Publisher : Vintage
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ISBN : 0804170932
EAN : 9780804170932
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 416 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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