Awakenings

Awakenings

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Paperback Published on: 20/04/2023
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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' – 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: 9781529087437
  • Number of pages: 464
  • Weight: 361g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 131 x 30 mm

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