On the Move

A Life

Recommended by Morten Kringelbach, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #24 in Neurology, Ranked #85 in Medicinesee more rankings.

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.” It is now abundantly clear that Sacks has never stopped going. From its opening pages on his youthful obsession with motorcycles and speed, On the Move is infused with his restless energy. As he recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California, where he struggled with drug addiction, and then in New York, where he discovered a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, we see how his engagement... more

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Morten Kringelbach I became interested in neuroscience was because of the way Oliver Sacks uses stories to illuminate science. (Source)

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