The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, by Oliver Sacks: Key Takeaways, Analysis, & Review

  • by Instaread
  • Narrated by Michael Gilboe
  • 0 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this 30th-anniversary edition of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Oliver Sacks, MD, brings together more than two dozen narratives of patients with many different neurological impairments. The narratives illuminate medical details of the diseases while illustrating how those diseases play out in a patient's thoughts and actions, bringing a more human aspect to the ailments.
These neurological impairments take on many forms. Losses can be highly disruptive to a patient's life, such as Jimmie G.'s severe memory loss. However, many patients find ways to adapt to their ailments and recoup those losses in other ways, such as Mr. P., a music teacher who lost his ability to distinguish faces and objects, even mistaking his wife for his hat, who learned to sing to himself to keep from becoming disoriented; and MacGregor, who installed a level on his glasses to enable him to stand upright to correct a persistent lean....
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Customer Reviews

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Garbage. Junk. Why does Audible sell this ??

Would you try another book from Instaread and/or Michael Gilboe?

This is a scam. Its not a review, its nothing.. just a rambling incoherent collection of summarizations of the book - all written by someone who lacks even a basic understanding of Oliver Sacks or Neurology. Its like a 3rd grade level Clif-Notes. Its garbage.

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- Patrick Weldon

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-09-2015
  • Publisher: Instaread