The Man Who Lost his Language

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The Man who Lost His Language is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love.

When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This revised edition of a classic book includes an additional chapter detailing ...

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Overview

The Man who Lost His Language is a unique exploration of aphasia - losing the ability to use or comprehend words - as well as of the resilience of love.

When Sir John Hale suffered a stroke that left him unable to walk, write or speak, his wife, Shelia, followed every available medical trail seeking knowledge of his condition and how he might be restored to health. This revised edition of a classic book includes an additional chapter detailing the latest developments in science and medicine since the first edition was published.

This personal account of one couple's experience will be of interest to all those who want to know more about aphasia and related conditions.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781843105640
  • Publisher: Kingsley, Jessica Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/15/2007
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 1,094,885
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.57 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheila Hale is a distinguished travel writer and journalist. She has written articles for The New York Times, the Observer, The Times Literary Supplement and the London Review of Books. She gives lectures and talks about aphasia to primary care trusts, social workers and stroke charities. She is now working on a biography of the sixteenth century Venetian painter Titian.
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