Awakenings

Front Cover
Duckworth, Jan 1, 1973 - Dopa - 255 pages
0 Reviews
Beschrijving van de behandeling van een aantal zeer zware gevallen van hersenvliesontsteking die in Amerika met het drug-middel L-Dopa werden behandeld, met wisselend resultaat.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Parkinsons Disease Parkinsonism
3
The SleepingSickness Encephalitis Lethargica
9
The Aftermath of the SleepingSickness 19271967
13
Copyright

26 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1973)

Oliver Sacks was born in London, England on July 9, 1933. He received a medical degree from Queen's College, Oxford University and performed his internship at Middlesex Hospital in London and Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He completed his residency at UCLA. In 1965, he became a clinical neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Beth Abraham Hospital. His work in a Bronx charity hospital led him to write the book Awakenings in 1973. The book inspired a play by Harold Pinter and became a film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. His other works included An Anthropologist on Mars, The Mind's Eye, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Uncle Tungsten, Musicophilia, A Leg to Stand On, On the Move: A Life, and Gratitude. In 2007, he ended his 42-year relationship with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to accept an interdisciplinary teaching position at Columbia. In 2012, he returned to the New York University School of Medicine as a professor of neurology. He died of cancer on August 30, 2015 at the age of 82.

Bibliographic information