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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  - Kris - Goodreads

This is the case of an author who mistook his research for poetry. Sack's goal is admirable, aiming to bridge the gap between the psychological maladies he treats as a man of medicine, and the tragic ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Alex - Goodreads

Truly an incredible book- it was definitely worth a foray from the land of fiction. It is a book that is exactly what it's subtitle says- "clinical tales". At the start I wasn't entirely sure I ... 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

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