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Title:The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales
Author(s):Sacks, Oliver W.
Edition:1st Harper Perennial Library
Pages:243
Publisher:New York : Harper Perennial Library, 1990
Subject(s):Neurology--Anecdotes
Genre:Book
Notes:Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 234-243).
Location: Humanities in Medicine
Call Number:WZ 305 S121m 1990
Annotation: An understanding neurologist relates the strange case of his patient, a music teacher whose neurological malady grossly distorts his perception. Coming to realize that his patient can only orient himself through sound and scent, Dr. Sachs shows compassion in finding a way for his patient to function. The doctor makes telling points about the limitations of a neurological science that treats the brain as a computer without taking into account the humanity of the individual.
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