Awakenings

Awakenings

Non-Fiction, Education, Philosophy & Social Sciences, Social Sciences & Sociology, Sociology
Paperback Published on: 10/05/2012
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Synopsis

'The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' – GuardianHailed 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: 328g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 27 mm

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