Oliver Sacks, doctor of ‘Awakenings’ and poet laureate of medicine, dies at 82
As both a physician and as a writer, Sacks’s two great themes were identity and adaptation.
Oliver Sacks, the Doctor
By Jerome Groopman
Temple Grandin’s moving tribute to Oliver Sacks here. (How Oliver changed her life from Wired)
I’m a visual thinker, and Oliver’s definitely not a visual thinker; he’s a word thinker. But when it came to describing my mind, that’s where he got me right. He was extremely good at getting inside the heads of people who had these different types of neurological disorders.
See my Oliver Sack’s Archive.
The Music Never Stopped
“Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure.” Oliver Sacks