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THE MAN WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT: And Other Clinical Tales

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

If you enjoy medical case histories that are sensitive yet lively, weird but informative, then Sacks' book is your ticket.A neurologist who writes with wit and zest, he will fascinate you with stories of patients like the man in the title—a professor who couldn't recognize faces and who patted the tops of fire hydrants believing them to be children. Nietschze asked whether we could do without ... Read full review

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One of the most interesting and enlightening books I've read in a long time. Great for first year psychology students or anyone who wants to know more about psychology.

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Popular literature can be entertaining when written by extraordinary insiders with careers like Dr. Sacks.

Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

User Review  - Suzanne Vrieze - Goodreads

It was too repetitive at some points. I disliked the fact that in some chapters he was desperately trying to find the soul of some of his patients who suffered from memory loss and I disliked the fact ... Read full review

Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

User Review  - Jenny - Goodreads

This has lots of anecdotes about people who live with odd neurological conditions, but it is quite clinical. If you're not a doctor, you will probably skip around quite a lot. But the anomalies he ... Read full review

Review: The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

User Review  - Stephanie - Goodreads

The title of the book is what captivated me, and although the content was somewhat interesting, it seemed that it was intended for an audience with background in medicine, which I do not have. I was somewhat disappointed by the writing as well. Read full review

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