The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales oliver sacks jonathan davis on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in his most extraordinary audiobook one of the great clinical writers of the twentieth century the new york times recounts the case histories of patients lost in the bizarre. The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales is a 1985 book by neurologist oliver sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients sacks chose the title of the book from the case study of one of his patients which he names dr p that has visual agnosia a neurological condition that leaves him unable to recognize even familiar faces and objects. The man who mistook his wife for a hat publication date 1985 the bestselling collection of clinical tales from the far borderlands of neurological and human experience. The man who mistook his wife for a hat matched its author the book is a collection of case studies on dr sackss patients with neurological disorders sac i first heard about this book when my biology professor mentioned it in class in reference to right brain and left brain disorders. The man who mistook his wife for a hat oliver sacks the scientific study of the relationship between brain and mind began in 1861 when broca in france found that specific difficulties in the expressive use of speech aphasia consistently followed damage to a particular portion of the left hemisphere of the brain
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