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Awakenings

by Oliver Sacks

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This is an extraordinary account of a group of 20 patients, survivors of the great sleeping-sickness epidemic which swept the world in the 1920s, and the astonishing, explosive "awakening" effect they experienced 40 years later through a new drug, L-DOPA, administered by Dr Sacks. The stories he tells of these remarkable individuals are moving, often courageous and sometimes tragic. Now hailed as a medical classic, Awakenings was first published in 1973 and won the Hawthornden Prize of that year. It has since inspired a TV documentary, radio and stage plays and a major feature film. For this revised edition the author has written much new material, including a section about Awakenings on stage and screen.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Pan Macmillan UK
Imprint:
Picador
Publication Date:
1986

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  • Adobe EPUB eBook 1.2 MB

Oliver Sacks (Author)

Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London, England (both of his parents were physicians) and earned his medical degree at Queen's College, Oxford. In the early 1960's, he moved to the United States and completed an internship in San Francisco and a ...

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