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Review: On the Move, A Life by Oliver Sacks

By Jay Elwes   June 2015

91aqkWVZgyL._SL1500_On the Move: A Life, Oliver Sacks (Picador, £20)

Oliver Sacks is not like other scientists. Certainly there have been some in the past who have broken the mould, such as the bongo-playing Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman. But as this immensely enjoyable memoir makes clear, Sacks—one of the world’s most famous neurologists—leaves all the rest in his tracks. He grew up in London in the 1950s, a tough place to be gay, and when he came out to his parents their reaction was strongly negative. After…

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