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An Anthropologist on Mars

An Anthropologist on Mars

by Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780679756972
Pages: 352
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 9 Mb
Date posting: 2020-10-21
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Neurological patients, Oliver Sacks once wrote, are travellers to unimaginable lands. An Anthropologist on Mars offers portraits of seven such travellers - including a surgeon consumed by the compulsive tics of Tourette's syndrome unless he is operating; an artist who loses all sense of color in a car accident, but finds a new sensibility and creative power in black and white; and an autistic professor who cannot decipher the simplest social exchange between humans, but has built a career out of her intuitive understanding of animal behavior. These are paradoxical tales, for neurological disease can conduct one to other modes of being that - however abnormal they may be to our way of thinking - may develop virtues and