Awakenings by M D (University of Manchester) Oliver Sacks

Awakenings Paperback Oct 5 1999

By M D (University of Manchester) Oliver Sacks
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'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings by Oliver Sacks is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients. Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it - until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber.

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Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Inc
Publication date
Oct 5 1999
Language
English
Pages
464
ISBN-13
9780375704055
ISBN-10
0375704051
Weight
431g
Dimensions
130.0mm x 201.0mm