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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  - Whitney - Goodreads

If you enjoy medicine and well written books, then this is a great read. It is very challenging and educational. Oliver Sacks does a great job bridging science and writing. Read full review

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

User Review  - Wyndy - Goodreads

Absolutely excellent. Neuropsychiatry at its finest. Oliver Sachs is a gifted writer, and reminds me of William Carlos Williams and his THE DOCTOR STORIES. Sachs should be required reading for anyone interested in medical sociology and medical humanities. Highly recommended. Read full review

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

User Review  - Lenore Riegel - Goodreads

Fascinating. Having read On The Move, I am starting the Sacks anthology yet anew. Read full review

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

User Review  - JaeAbbi - Goodreads

First psychological book in a while... wasn't bad. Read full review

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

User Review  - Hannah Read - Goodreads

I'm very interested in neurological conditions. I don't have any experience of them, and I certainly don't have any qualifications to do with them - they just fascinate me. 'The Man Who Mistook His ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Sara Ray - Goodreads

Is it because my family is rife with highly functioning people who happen to have neurological disorders that this book fascinated me? The human brain astounds as does Oliver Sacks relating case ... Read full review

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

User Review  - Nik - Goodreads

One of the more insightful and fascinating books I have ever read. The human brain is incredible and the collection of clinical tales in this book just awakens the deepest respect and awe and ... Read full review

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