Oliver Wolf Sacks is a neurologist. He has written popular books about his patients. Sacks’ most famous book, “Awakenings”, upon which the movie of the same name is based, describes his experiences using the new drug L-Dopa on patients who were victims of the 1920s sleeping sickness epidemic.
In his other books, Sacks describes cases of Tourette syndrome and various effects of Parkinson’s disease. The title article of “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” is about a man with visual agnosia and was the subject of a 1986 opera by Michael Nyman. The title article of “An Anthropologist on Mars” is about Temple Grandin, a professor with high-functioning autism. Along with Paul Cox, Sacks is responsible for the resurgence in interest in the Guam ALS cluster, and has published papers setting out an environmental cause for the cluster.
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