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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) He was born in London & educated in London, Oxford & California. he practices neurology in New York City, where he is also a clinical professor neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine & an adjunct professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. He has received the Hawthornden Prize, a Polk Award & a Guggenheim fellowship. (Publisher Provided)
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Granta 21: The Story-Teller (Contributor) 128 copies, 1 review
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The Best American Essays 2016 (Contributor) 111 copies, 1 review
A Man Without Words (Foreword, some editions) 108 copies, 3 reviews
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The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (Contributor) 82 copies, 4 reviews
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Measure of the Heart: A Father's Alzheimer's, A Daughter's Return (Foreword, some editions) 53 copies, 9 reviews
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