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 - 5 days ago
Bill Hayes lovely new memoir about life with Oliver Sacks now available for preorder! #InsomniacCity
oliversacks - one month ago
Our favorite books of the year are now up on our blog. Tell us what YOU are reading and loving! http://ht.ly/rIaf306V6Fw
Just put your lips together, and blow. And use both sides of your brain. http://ht.ly/A3n0306rk1t
Do dolphins talk to each other? We're pretty sure they must. We are not alone. http://ht.ly/SdUi306rjQ6
Dr. Sacks wrote about John Hull in The Mind's Eye. Here is a marvelous film about Hull's journey into blindness. http://ht.ly/MOXa306rhXb
Our Favorite Books of 2016 - one month ago
Looking for the perfect gift, or just some enlightenment? As 2016 draws to a close, we’d like to share with you some of our favorite books of the year. ...
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Remembering Oliver Sacks - 4 months 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 - 6 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 - 9 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! - 11 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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