Download e-book for iPad: A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks

By Oliver Sacks

ISBN-10: 0671467808

ISBN-13: 9780671467807

The writer of twelve books, together with the bestselling Awakenings, the fellow Who Mistook His spouse For a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, Oliver Sacks is across the world well known for his compassionate method of sufferers stricken by profound neurological issues. but whilst an coincidence on an uninhabited mountain in Norway leaves Dr. Sacks with a critical leg harm, he turns into the sufferer. in the course of what must have been a regimen restoration interval, he reports an overpowering sensation that his injured leg is now absent from his physique, and certainly from his actual wisdom. In A Leg to face On, one in every of Dr. Sacks’ such a lot own works, this stressful adventure is the place to begin of a desirable trip during the mysteries of notion, the actual substance of our identities, and the adventure of being a patient.

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