Awakenings (Paperback)
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Awakenings (Paperback)

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Published: 10/05/2012
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'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' – Guardian

Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings by Oliver Sacks is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients.

Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it – until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber . . .

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9780330523677
Number of pages: 464
Weight: 328 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 27 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

A brilliant and humane book. - Observer

It makes you aware of what a knife edge we live on. - Doris Lessing

Not only a collection of astonishing case histories, Awakenings is also a memoir, a moral essay and a romance. It is a work of genius. - Washington Post

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