9780684853956

A Leg to Stand on

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  • ISBN13:

    9780684853956

  • ISBN10:

    0684853957

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-04-29
  • Publisher: Touchstone

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Summary

Dr. Oliver Sacks's booksAwakenings, An Anthropologist on Marsand the bestsellingThe Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hathave been acclaimed for their extraordinary compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders.InA Leg to Stand On,it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey when he finds that his leg uncannily no longer feels part of his body. Sacks's brilliant description of his crisis and eventual recovery is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood and the inner nature of illness and health but also a fascinating exploration of the physical basis of identity.

Author Biography

Oliver Sacks was born in London and educated in London, Oxford, California, and New York. He is professor of clinical neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is the author of many books, including Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
OneThe Mountain
Two Becoming A Patient
ThreeLimbo
FourQuickening
FiveSolvitur Ambulando
SixConvalescence
SevenUnderstanding
Afterword (1993)
Annotated Bibliography

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