Day: October 20, 2015

Review of ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: by Oliver Sacks | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review: And Other Clinical Tales’

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: Oliver Sacks/Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review by Instaread is a summary of the 30th anniversary edition of Dr. Oliver Sacks’ book on neurological problems. The strength of Sacks’ work is his use of narrative as opposed to case histories in describing the totality of a patient’s problems. As the analysis points out, case histories focus on technical issues and what’s wrong, whereas Dr. Sacks brought the entire patient into the picture, and showed that, in some instances, the neurological disorders actually had positive effects.

An excellent capsule look at a groundbreaking work that brings a complex medical subject down to earth, enabling nonmedical persons to understand and appreciate the problem.

Once again, Instaread has provided a great way to get the gist of a book before investing in it.  Great  job! Five stars.