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Oliver Sacks was born in London, England on July 9, 1933. He received a medical degree from Queen's College, Oxford University and performed his internship at Middlesex Hospital in London and Mount Zion Hospital in San Francisco. He completed his residency at UCLA. In 1965, he became a clinical neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Beth Abraham Hospital. His work in a Bronx charity hospital led him to write the book Awakenings in 1973. The book inspired a play by Harold Pinter and became a film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. His other works included An Anthropologist on Mars, The Mind's Eye, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Uncle Tungsten, Musicophilia, A Leg to Stand On, On the Move: A Life, and Gratitude. In 2007, he ended his 42-year relationship with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to accept an interdisciplinary teaching position at Columbia. In 2012, he returned to the New York University School of Medicine as a professor of neurology. He died of cancer on August 30, 2015 at the age of 82. (Bowker Author Biography) — biography from The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales… (more)
Awakenings 2,386 copies, 24 reviews
The Island of the Colorblind 1,701 copies, 24 reviews
Hallucinations 1,602 copies, 68 reviews
Seeing Voices 1,543 copies, 31 reviews
The Mind's Eye 1,490 copies, 59 reviews
On the Move: A Life 1,259 copies, 45 reviews
Migraine 946 copies, 11 reviews
A Leg to Stand On 939 copies, 13 reviews
Gratitude 812 copies, 40 reviews
Oaxaca Journal (Author) 618 copies, 18 reviews
The River of Consciousness 542 copies, 13 reviews
The Best American Science Writing 2003 (Editor) 163 copies, 1 review
Vintage Sacks 82 copies
At First Sight [1999 film] (Original book) 22 copies
Phantoms in the Brain: Probing the Mysteries of the Human Mind (Foreword, some editions) 1,871 copies, 15 reviews
Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism (Foreword, some editions) 1,096 copies, 23 reviews
The Oxford Book of Modern Science Writing (Contributor) 785 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Essays 2005 (Contributor) 335 copies, 1 review
A Journey Round My Skull (Introduction) 322 copies, 12 reviews
The Best American Essays 2006 (Contributor) 297 copies, 1 review
The Best American Essays 2004 (Contributor) 284 copies, 1 review
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2011 (Contributor) 281 copies, 6 reviews
The Best American Science Writing 2007 (Contributor) 236 copies, 5 reviews
Hidden Histories of Science (Contributor) 232 copies, 2 reviews
The Man with a Shattered World: The History of a Brain Wound (Foreword, some editions) 215 copies, 3 reviews
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The Best American Essays 1998 (Contributor) 186 copies, 1 review
Granta 21: The Story-Teller (Contributor) 149 copies, 1 review
The Norton Book of Personal Essays (Contributor) 142 copies, 1 review
The Best American Science Writing 2008 (Contributor) 141 copies, 3 reviews
The Man Who Forgot How to Read: A Memoir (Afterword) 131 copies, 9 reviews
The Best American Essays 2016 (Contributor) 129 copies, 1 review
The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 (Contributor) 125 copies, 3 reviews
A Man Without Words (Foreword, some editions) 116 copies, 3 reviews
The Best American Science Writing 2009 (Contributor) 112 copies, 7 reviews
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (Contributor) 85 copies, 4 reviews
Granta 16: Science (Contributor) 80 copies
Measure of the Heart: A Father's Alzheimer's, A Daughter's Return (Foreword, some editions) 54 copies, 10 reviews
Out of Darkness: A Memoir (Foreword) 13 copies
Alive Inside [2014 film] (some editions) 10 copies, 1 review
The Analog Sea Review: Number Two (Contributor) 9 copies, 1 review

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