When Oliver Sacks was twelve years old, a perceptive schoolmaster wrote in his report: ‘Sacks will go far, if he does not go too far’. Oliver Sacks's autobiography, On the Move which was published before his death in 2015, makes it abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going.
Here are some of our favourite photographs from the book, beginning with his student days at Oxford and going all the way through his phenomenal career as a neurologist and writer.
Oliver Sacks at Oxford ca 1953 (c) David Drazin
With his motorbike in 1956 (c) Charles Cohen
In the neuropathology lab in 1964 (c) Oliver Sacks
Sacks with a patient at Beth Abraham Hospital around 1988 (c) Oliver Sacks
Writing in his journal at the top of Machu Picchu in 2006 (c) Kate Edgar
Emerging from Lake Tahoe (c) Marsha Garces Williams
Writing at Blue Mountain Center in 2010 (c) Bill Hayes