Oliver Sacks on A Leg to Stand O.
A remarkable, generous, vivid and thoroughly intelligent piece of writing–a ‘neurological novel,’ as Sacks calls it. Jonathan Raban, The Sunday Times (London). In calling for a neurology of the soul and a deeper more humane medicine, Sacks’ remarkable book raises issues of profound importance for everyone interested in humane health care and the human application of science
A Leg to Stand On is a 1984 book written by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing his own personal experience with an injury to his leg following a mountaineering accident involving a bull.
A Leg to Stand On is a 1984 book written by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing his own personal experience with an injury to his leg following a mountaineering accident involving a bull. The book details his transition from doctor to patient. On an early Saturday morning, Oliver Sacks geared up to climb a mountain in the Hardangerfjord in Norway. Despite the overcast and sullen weather, Sacks reached the summit before noon. However, he had not been alone.
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Oliver Sacks is a perfect antidote to the anaesthetic of familiarity. His writing turns brains and minds transparent’ Observer When Oliver Sacks, a physician by profession, injured his leg while climbing a mountain, he found himself in an unusual position – that of patient.
A Leg to Stand On. 242 printed pages. Yet when an accident on an uninhabited mountain in Norway leaves Dr. Sacks with a severe leg injury, he becomes the patient
Also by oliver sacks. I had my book to read-I was reading Ulysses, very slowly-and my aquavit to sip: nothing like alcohol to warm one inside.
Also by oliver sacks. A Leg to Stand On. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Seeing Voices. Lulled by the gentle, hypnotic motion of the ship, taking a little aquavit from time to time, I sat on the upper deck, absorbed in my book. I was surprised to find, at one point, that I had drunk, in tiny increments, almost half the bottle. I noticed no effect, so I continued reading and sipping from the bottle, increasingly upended now it was half-empty.
A Leg to Stand On book.
Oliver Sacks is a neurologist, a man of humane eloquence, and a genuine communicator.
In every way a marvellously rich and thoughtful tale. Oliver Sacks is a neurologist, a man of humane eloquence, and a genuine communicator. The value of this book lies in its willingness to combine the technical and the demonic, to admit poetry and philosophy and the religious impulse. It is also intensely personal, and affirms the community of human experience. by. Sacks, Oliver . Sacks, Oliver W. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on January 31, 2012. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata). Terms of Service (last updated 12/31/2014).
Author: Oliver Sacks
Subcategory: Writing Research & Publishing Guides
Publisher: Picador; 2nd edition (August 23, 1991)
Pages: 208 pages
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