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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  - Lieke - Goodreads

I'm glad at the end Oliver Sacks states that his views have evolved since the original printing of the book, since some of the ideas and certainly the terms in the book are now horribly outdated ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Naomi Curniffe - Goodreads

I did enjoy the book however I find it more focuses on Dr Sacks own reasonings; which contains a lot of technical jargon and descriptors which if you are not familiar with can be overwhelming. Read full review

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

User Review  - Valentina Chiriac - Goodreads

A sensible, beautiful and interesting book describing rare neurological cases presented through a man's eyes, not only a physician. Read full review

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