.
book book
Home awards catalogs newsletter calendar resources exam about
.



Search the Site
.


Enter keywords, ISBN, author, or book title

 
.
Search the Site

Art
Art
College Planning
Education and Teaching
Language and Literature
Foriegn Language Instruction
Performing Arts
Reference
Science and Mathematics
Social Studies
Test Prep
Writer's Workshop

Search the Site
.


Sign-up for the High School Newsletter:
   

.
Search the Site

.

online catalog --
--
title info
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
RELATED LINKS
order this title
ordering info for teachers
--
Email this Page
Print this Page
Search Again
--
Awakenings

Written by Oliver Sacks

Awakenings
Enlarge View
.

Category: Psychology & Psychiatry - Neuropsychology; Medical - Neurology; History - United States - 20th Century
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: October 1999
Price: $15.95
Can. Price: $
ISBN: 978-0-375-70405-5 (0-375-70405-1)
Pages: 464
Also available as an eBook.



 
Awakenings is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.Praise for Awakenings:"One of the most beautifully composed and moving works of our time."
--The Washington Post"Compulsively readable. . . . Dr. Sacks writes beautifully and with exceptional subtlety and penetration into both the state of mind of his patients and the nature of illness generally. . . . A brilliant and humane book."
--A. Alvarez, The Observer"[Sacks] opens to the reader doors of perception generally passed through only by those at the far borders of human experience."
--The Boston Globe"A masterpiece."
--W. H. Auden



RELATED LINKS

 
Visit Oliver Sacks's website



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 
Oliver Sacks was born in London and trained as a neurologist in Oxford and California. He is the author of many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Seeing Voices, and An Anthropologist on Mars.





.
.
.
.
.
.