Product Description Book Description The bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat describes how we experience the visual world. About the Author Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book Awakenings . Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Musicophilia and Hallucinations about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine' and over the years he received many awards including honours from the Guggenheim Foundation the National Science Foundation the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008 he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. His memoir On the Move was published shortly before his death in August 2015. For more information please visit www.oliversacks.com.
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