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A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks
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Sep 29, 2020 | ISBN 9780593311004

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Praise

“A neurologist in [the] great tradition. . . . A story about the nature of selfhood—a narrative comparable to Conrad’s ‘The Secret Sharer.’”
—Jerome Bruner, The New York Review of Books

“In calling for a ‘neurology of the soul’ and a ‘deeper and more humane medicine,’ Sacks’s remarkable book raises issues of profound importance for everyone interested in health care and the humane application of science.”
The Washington Post
 
“Superb . . . Dr. Sacks tells the story of an extraordinary experience . . . that brought him not merely near death but in an intimate tango with it danced to the sound of life itself.”
—Maria Popova, Brain Pickings
 

“In this extraordinary book, Sacks chronicles his own journey from traumatic injury to health. By so doing, he built a bridge of understanding between himself and his patients that became the foundation of what he called ‘a new and deeper medicine.’”
—Steve Silberman, author, NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity

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