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									Oliver SacksOliver Sacks
Awakenings author and famed neurologist Oliver Sacks once described the secret to his signature style: "For me, writing and medicine, writing and science, are not separate: they entail each other."

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Fact File

Name:
Oliver Sacks
Current Home:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
1933
Place of Birth:
London, England
Education:
B.M., B.Ch., Queen's College, Oxford, 1958
Awards:
American Neurological Association, Special Presidential Award, 1991; Lewis Thomas Prize, Rockefeller University, 2002





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Selected Works

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								Oaxaca Journal, Author: 
								Oliver Sacks.

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Oaxaca Journal
by Oliver Sacks
Kept while foraging for rare ferns on an expedition to the wilds of Oaxaca, Mexico, Sacks's diary/travelogue is a fascinating contribution to to the National Geographic Directions series -- and quite a departure from his usual oeuvre.

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								Awakenings, Author: 
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*  Migraine: The Evolution of a Common Disorder (1970)
*  Awakenings (1973)
*  A Leg to Stand On (1984)
*  The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1985)
*  Seeing Voices (1989)
*  Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales (1995)
*  Vintage Sacks (2004)
*  Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2007)

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A Sacks Sampler

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Vintage Sacks
by Oliver Sacks
Featuring key excerpts, essays, and other supplemental materials, this helpful introductory reader is a great way to get started on exploring Sacks's body of work.



NYC Neurologist

Sacks lives on City Island in the Bronx where, according to a Salon interview, he raises ferns and cycads, and swims in Long Island Sound almost every day. He is clinical professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, adjunct professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine and consultant neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor.