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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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User Review  - MarkBeronte - LibraryThing

In his most extraordinary book, “one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century” (The New York Times) recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre, apparently inescapable ... 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  - Sarah Bader-king - Goodreads

I was really looking forward to reading this book after seeing it on many "must read" lists, and was very disappointed. Oliver Sacks, I am sorry to say, is a complete windbag. The individual cases are ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Jarvo - Goodreads

I'm sure I'm quoting one of the rviews/puffs when I say that this is a great book about what it means to be human, about the elusive connections and disconnections between the brain, the mind and the ... Read full review

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