Dr. Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

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Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” using his patients’ disorders as starting points for eloquent meditations on consciousness and the human condition, died Sunday at his home in New York City. He was 82.

Source: Oliver Sacks Dies at 82; Neurologist and Author Explored the Brain’s Quirks

  3 comments for “Dr. Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

  1. August 30, 2015 at 10:35 AM

    I read all his books, and he is partly responsible for my lifelong interest in neuropsychology. He wrote with humor, but never with any disrespect towards the patients. He explained some fairly complicated disorders in an interesting and understandable manner.

    Many will miss him, I’m sure.

  2. Steve
    August 30, 2015 at 11:19 AM

    Thanks for posting this, a reminder that there are some truly great people in this world. Dr. Sacks may have left us, but his work and legacy remains for us and future generations.

  3. hamidreza
    August 31, 2015 at 5:21 AM

    thank you for posting this, Dr. Sacks was a great man in neuropsychology , the world lost him.

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