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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B.M., B.Ch., Queen's College, Oxford, 1958
American Neurological Association, Special Presidential Award, 1991; Lewis Thomas Prize, Rockefeller University, 2002
|A Sacks Sampler|
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.
|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.|