The well known neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks died at 82


Dr. Sacks presented abnormalities that he had found to have brought out “latent powers, developments, evolutions, forms of life, that might never be seen, or even be imaginable, in their absence.” “My desire is not to titillate or present monstrosities but — by showing how people and nervous systems respond to extremes to bring out some of the nature of what it means to be human and how the nervous system works,” is what he said about his own activity.He has already himself a strange medical history and many suffrances, including prosopagnosia, a difficulty in recognizing faces, due to his ocular tumor and a form of extreme shyness. After many years at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Sacks held professorships at Columbia University and New York University School of Medicine. Between his books were “Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain” (2007), “Hallucinations” (2012) and “On the Move,” released in April. “There will be no one like us when we are gone,” he  wrote before his death.


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