Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York, where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book Awakenings. "
" Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine', and over the years he received many awards, including honours from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. His memoir, On the Move, was published shortly before his death in August 2015. "
" For more information, please visit www.oliversacks.com.
oliversacks - 7 days ago
A secret library in the woods? We want one of these! http://ht.ly/cUeu305bMlV
oliversacks - 9 days ago
From our archives: wonderful 1986 profile of Dr. Sacks by Arthur Lubow for People Magazine. http://ht.ly/oE84305bMJd
And here is what he looked like getting ready for a swim off City Island.
oliversacks - 10 days ago
“We speak not only to tell other people what we think but to tell ourselves what we think. Speech is part of thought.”
Oliver Sacks, Seeing Voices
DC friends: A rare chance to see the chamber opera based on #ManWhoMistookHisWifeforaHat ! http://ht.ly/RVD4305ghhV
oliversacks - 12 days ago
Wow! Dempsey Rice shares glorious photos of NYC sneak peek of her film The Animated Mind of Oliver Sacks--in progress. Can't wait for its completion! http://ht.ly/kTRC305bIsx
Remembering Oliver Sacks - one month ago
Dear Friends, As we mark the one-year anniversary of Dr. Sacks’s death on August 30, we are grateful for your messages of support, and for the fact that his...
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A Mind-Opening Film - 3 months ago
A few days ago we had an opportunity to see “Life, Animated,” which opens around the country this weekend. Exquisitely crafted, this film introduces us to Owen Suskind: handsome (not...
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Awakening the Mind: World Science Festival Tribute to Oliver Sacks - 6 months ago
We are thrilled to announce an upcoming tribute to the remarkable life and work of Dr. Oliver Sacks produced by the World Science Festival. Dr. Sacks, a longtime contributor to the Festival, will...
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On the Move — again! - 8 months ago
Our good friend Steve Silberman (“Neurotribes”) recently listed his five favorite books on autism for FiveBooks.com. He adds this observation about Dr. Sacks’s work: “Oliver was interested not just in studying...
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Days of Gratitude - 10 months ago
Happy holidays and greetings from the Oliver Sacks Foundation! It has been a remarkable year, one of sadness and joy, but above all, thankfulness for Dr. Sacks’s full and remarkable life....
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