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Oliver Sacks


Category: Sciences & Technology

Format: Paperback / softback

Publication date: 4/20/23

Publisher: Picador

ISBN 13: 9780198810506

Total Pages: 464 pages

Weight: 332

Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 31

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 . . .