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    Summary The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales [EPUB] (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales) Oliver Sacks × 4 Read & Download Dear Dr Sacks On page 112 of the paperback edition of your book the second paragraph begins with the following sentenceAnd with this no feeling that he has lost feeling for the feeling he has lost no feeling that he has lost the depth that unfathomable mysterious myriad levelled depth which somehow defines identity or realityI've re

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    Summary The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales [EPUB] (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales) Oliver Sacks × 4 Read & Download Despite so many people recommending this book my high expectations were disappointed Yes it's perversely interesting to hear about neurological conundrums that afflict people in peculiar ways but Sacks isn't a particularl

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    Summary The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales [EPUB] (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales) This is an utterly fascinating book a collection of case studies by neurologist Oliver Sacks presented in an eminently readable style These studies deal with the most extraordinary mental conditions often arising from damage to the brain from the title case where a man in full charge of his faculties is unable to identify the purpose of any object thus his mistaking his wife for a hat to individuals who again otherwise wholly reas

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    review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × Oliver Sacks [EPUB] (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales) Oliver Sacks × 4 Read & Download The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Oliver SacksThe 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

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    Oliver Sacks × 4 Read & Download review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook × Oliver Sacks [EPUB] (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales) When I had come across the title of the book on Goodreads I had mistakenly assumed to it to be a humour novel But when I finally found the book during one of my book hunts I learnt that it is a non fiction book where the

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    [EPUB] (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales) Oliver Sacks × 4 Read & Download This is not only an informative work on neurological disorders but a humbling meditation on the beauty of imperfection Through entering the worlds of a number of limited individuals Sacks reveals the brain's and therefore the indivi

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    Summary The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales [EPUB] (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales) Oliver Sacks × 4 Read & Download The man who mistook his patients for a literary careerThe Man who Mistook His Wife for a hat is a non fiction book which was published by the neurtologist Oliver Sacks in 1985 in which he describes the case histories of some of his patientsThe case of Dr PBy introducing the case of Dr P you will get a perfect feeling for what this book is ab

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    [EPUB] (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales) Summary The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales 10★This is such a classic that I can’t possibly “review” it so I’ll just share some stories Oliver Sacks was the much loved highly regarded neurologist who opened up the world of the mind and brain not only to doctors but also to the public The well known movie Awakenings where he was played by Robin Wi

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Summary The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

Read & Download The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook If a man has lost a leg or an eye he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self himself he cannot know it because he is no longer there to know it Dr Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of pat. Despite so many people recommending this book my high expectations were disappointed Yes it s perversely interesting to hear about neurological conundrums that afflict people in peculiar ways but Sacks isn t a particularly good writer nor does he have a good grasp on his audience At times he obliuely refers to medical syndromes or footnotes other neurologists as if he is writing for a technical physician audience but on the whole his stories are too simplistic to engage such an audience He talks about phenomenology but doesn t satisfactorily discuss mechanistically what is going on in the brain so what s the point To uote a friend in college it s his own mental masterbation he likes to show off how well read he his how many bizarre patients have been referred to him or he s God s gift to them and erudite his vocabulary is but fails to clearly get his points across On top of his confusing musings his reconstructed dialogue is incredible unrealistic it s clear why doctors need to learn to communicate better

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Read & Download The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder Here are people who can no longer recognize everyday objects or those they love; who are stricken with violent tics or shout involunt. This is an utterly fascinating book a collection of case studies by neurologist Oliver Sacks presented in an eminently readable style These studies deal with the most extraordinary mental conditions often arising from damage to the brain from the title case where a man in full charge of his faculties is unable to identify the purpose of any object thus his mistaking his wife for a hat to individuals who again otherwise wholly reasonable will deny ownership of one of their limbsThis isn t presented as a freak show Each person is shown as an individual demanding our respect and sympathy The over arching message is how little we understand ourselves and how both revealing and bizarre it is when the machinery of the mind breaks downAn enthralling humbling read that will make you think in ways you have never thought before Join my 3 emails a year newsletter prizes

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Read & Download The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales á PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ary obscenities; who have been dismissed as autistic or retarded yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents If inconceivably strange these brilliant tales illuminate what it means to be huma. The man who mistook his patients for a literary careerThe Man who Mistook His Wife for a hat is a non fiction book which was published by the neurtologist Oliver Sacks in 1985 in which he describes the case histories of some of his patientsThe case of Dr PBy introducing the case of Dr P you will get a perfect feeling for what this book is about and how it is written Dr P suffering from Visual AgnosiaDr P was a singer and a music teacher During his time as a teacher he developed a strange condition whereby he was unable to recognize his students faces and instead recognized them purely by their voices After consulting with a few doctors Dr P came to see Oliver Sacks Sacks uickly realized that Dr P was a man of great charm and sophistication Yet when he spoke to Sacks Dr P didn t look at Sacks in an ordinary way but seemed to scan different parts of his face like his nose or his chin wandering from one point to the next When Sacks asked Dr P to take off his shoe for an examination he mistakenly claimed that his shoe was his foot Dr P also failed to identify basic pictures He could describe the components of the picture but not the overall scene At the end of the examination Dr P walked over to his wife and tried to pick up her head he d mistaken his wife s head for his own hatSacks realized that Dr P developed of visual agnosia which is the inability to interpret visual sensations His sense of the concrete visual world slowly disappeared Sacks told DrP that although he couldn t entirely explain what s wrong with him he should continue teaching music since that was what brought him joy Although Sacks never saw Dr P again he knows that Dr P taught music until the very end of his lifeDisorders and their representationSacks introduces all of the disorders as summed up above and doesn t expand on delivering a better understanding on how the brain actually works Some of the stories are tremendously short he describes only a few symptoms that the patient was experiencing and doesn t clarify why the patient was suffering in that way Often he doesn t even have a diagnosis and almost never was able to offer any kind of treatment The explanations of the disorders are extremely shallow and he completely skips to show the suffering of the patient often forgotten about in some care facilitiesThe part that upset me the most was about phantom pain and it s extremely inaccurate and superficial description It is a disorder which is not psychological or imaginative but caused by injured nerves and receptors A lot of patients suffer horrible pain and there are not many treatment options till today Loosing a limb is a severe trauma to the body a few patients recover from well but Sacks pictures it as some kind of funny phenomenon In contrast a very accurate depiction of phantom pain Further most of the conditions might have been not commonly known in 1985 but are today like for example Tourette s syndrome or autism Another example is the case of an old woman suffering from syphilis which made her feel sexual rejuvenated and active again which she enjoyed and which is why she refused treatment That exact case was picked up as a side story for the tv show Dr House You won t read much in this book you have t heard beforeThe writing style Oliver SacksSacks doesn t have a good grasp on his audience At times he refers to medical syndromes or footnotes other neurologists which reuires some understanding of medicine but on the whole his stories are extremely simplistic and superficial Further the dialogues with patients Sacks reconstructed are completely unrealistic His target audience are clearly people who have no contact with medicine and neurological diseases and were rather ignorant about the topic beforeThe way he describes the encounters with his patients is uite self absorbed and I couldn t help shake the feeling he was interested in crafting the perfect dinner table anecdote regarding a uniue brain condition than he was in understanding the person it afflicted He wants to introduce the weird in a humors way and completely fails to transport that he is talking about people s sufferings If a man has lost a leg or an eye he knows he has lost a leg or an eye but if he has lost a self himself he cannot know it because he is no longer there to know it Great wisdom Mr SacksOliver Sacks has turned his patients into objects of public curiosity without offering a full picture of their condition Most of the disorders are also common knowledge today In any case a book that rather upset me because it contributes to misconceptions of people with neurological disorders

  • Paperback
  • 243
  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales
  • Oliver Sacks
  • English
  • 16 May 2018
  • 9780684853949