Oliver Sacks Summary

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The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales, by Oliver Sacks, is a captivating collection of medical cases. The book is meant to be read by healthcare professionals, as the author uses an abundance of medical terminology, but can also be read by the everyday person, because Sacks explains the medical jargon. As a professor of neurology, Oliver Sacks invites his readers into the most interesting cases during his clinical experience. This book broadened my knowledge of medical cases and taught me to have empathy for those affected by certain disorders. I enjoyed learning about the author’s different cases, because it is amazing how complex the human brain is. Oliver Sacks divided the book into four different sections: losses,
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