Item description for Despertares (Coleccion Argumentos) by Oliver W. Sacks...
Este libro relata la extraordinaria historia de un grupo de veinte pacientes ingresados en el hospital Monte carmelo de Nuevas York, supervivientes de la gran epidemia de encefalitis letargica que alcanzo dimensiones planetarias en los anos veinte del siglo pasado, y del asombroso y subito despertar que experimentaron, cuarenta anos despues, gracias al Dr. Oliver Sacks, que les administro L-Dopa, un medicamento de reciente aparicion por aquel momento. Las anecdotas que cuenta de esa serie d epacientes, cada uno de ellos con una notable personalidad, son siempre conmovedoras y dan testimonio del valor con el que se enfrentaron a la enfermedad y a veces tienen connotaciones tragicas.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 1.5" Weight: 1.65 lbs.
Release Date Jan 15, 2005
Publisher Editorial Anagrama
ISBN 8433962191 ISBN13 9788433962195
Availability 0 units.
More About Oliver W. Sacks
Oliver Sacks was a neurologist, writer, and professor of medicine. Born in London in 1933, he moved to New York City in 1965, where he launched his medical career and began writing case studies of his patients. Called the poet laureate of medicine by "The New York Times," Sacks is the author of thirteen books, including "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, ""Musicophilia," and"Awakenings," which inspired an Oscar-nominated film and a play by Harold Pinter.He was the recipient of many awards and honorary degrees, and was made a Commander of the British Empire in 2008 for services to medicine. He died in 2015."
Oliver W. Sacks currently resides in the state of New York. Oliver W. Sacks was born in 1933.
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