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Doubleday, Jan 1, 1974 - African trypanosomiasis - 249 pages
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Awakenings by Oliver Sacks

User Review  - redbull77 - Tesco

Great read and absorbing. It takes on a journey through the life of people who have actually suffered a terrible disease. The scientific content is simplified.The print is not that great. I would say very good read. Read full review



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Oliver Wolf Sacks is a neurologist and writer. He was born in London, England on July 9, 1933. Sacks earned his medical degree at 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, Sacks became a clinical neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Beth Abraham Hospital. He also worked with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Sacks' 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. Sacks was also elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He also wrote Mind's Eye which made The NewYork Times Bestseller list for 2010.

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