AWAKENINGS

À propos

The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings by Oliver Sacks is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients. Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it - until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber.



  • EAN

    9780330523677

  • Disponibilité

    Disponible

  • Nombre de pages

    448 Pages

  • Longueur

    20 cm

  • Largeur

    13.5 cm

  • Épaisseur

    3 cm

  • Poids

    381 g

  • Distributeur

    Olf

  • Support principal

    Poche

Oliver Sacks

Né à Londres, neurologue, il exerce et enseigne au Albert Einstein College de médecine à New York. Il est l'auteur de Migraine (1986), L'Éveil (1987), Sur une jambe (1987), Des yeux pour entendre (1990), Un anthropologue sur Mars (1996) et Oncle Tungstène (2003).

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