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Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks is an Anglo-American biologist, neurologist and writer. He has practised medicine in the US for over 40 years and is the author of several bestselling books about neurological conditions, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat (1985) and, most recently, Hallucinations (2012). He is currently a professor at the NYU School of Medicine. Writing in the New York Times, Anatole Broyard described Sacks as “a kind of poet laureate of contemporary medicine.”

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