The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

In this extraordinary book, Dr. Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder.

Author: Oliver Sacks

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275411

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With an introduction by Will Self. A classic work of psychology, this international bestseller provides a groundbreaking insight into the human mind. If a man has lost a leg or an eye, he knows he has lost a leg or an eye; but if he has lost a self – himself – he cannot know it, because he is no longer there to know it. In this extraordinary book, Dr. Oliver Sacks recounts the stories of patients struggling to adapt to often bizarre worlds of neurological disorder. Here are people who can no longer recognize everyday objects or those they love; who are stricken with violent tics or shout involuntary obscenities; who have been dismissed as autistic or retarded, yet are gifted with uncanny artistic or mathematical talents. If inconceivably strange, these brilliant tales illuminate what it means to be human. A provocative exploration of the mysteries of the human mind, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat is a million-copy bestseller by the twentieth century's greatest neurologist.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

They limited a physician’s capacity to understand and then treat a patient’s condition. To highlight the issue, Sacks wrote the stories of 24 patients and their neurological clinical conditions.

Author: Dario Krpan

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1351351451

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In The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, neurologist Oliver Sacks looked at the cutting-edge work taking place in his field, and decided that much of it was not fit for purpose. Sacks found it hard to understand why most doctors adopted a mechanical and impersonal approach to their patients, and opened his mind to new ways to treat people with neurological disorders. He explored the question of deciding what such new ways might be by deploying his formidable creative thinking skills. Sacks felt the issues at the heart of patient care needed redefining, because the way they were being dealt with hurt not only patients, but practitioners too. They limited a physician's capacity to understand and then treat a patient's condition. To highlight the issue, Sacks wrote the stories of 24 patients and their neurological clinical conditions. In the process, he rebelled against traditional methodology by focusing on his patients' subjective experiences. Sacks did not only write about his patients in original ways - he attempt to come up with creative ways of treating them as well. At root, his method was to try to help each person individually, with the core aim of finding meaning and a sense of identity despite, or even thanks to, the patients' condition. Sacks thus redefined the issue of neurological work in a new way, and his ideas were so influential that they heralded the arrival of a broader movement - narrative medicine - that placed stronger emphasis on listening to and incorporating patients' experiences and insights into their care.

The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales

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Presents a series of stories about men and women who, representing both medical and literary oddities, raise fundamental questions about the nature of reality

Metagnosis

Oliver W. Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: And Other Clinical
Tales (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998), 3, 6. 28. Sacks, Man Who Mistook,
18. 29. Lawrence Weschler, “A Rare, Personal Look at Oliver Sacks's Early
Career,” ...

Author: Danielle Spencer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0197510760

Category: Medical

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Bridging memoir with key concepts in narratology, philosophy and history of medicine, and disability studies, this book identifies and names the phenomenon of metagnosis: the experience of learning in adulthood of a longstanding condition. It can occur when the condition has remained undetected (e.g. colorblindness) and/or when the diagnostic categories themselves have shifted (e.g. ADHD). More broadly, it can occur with unexpected revelations bearing upon selfhood, such as surprising genetic test results. Though this phenomenon has received relatively scant attention, learning of an unknown condition is often a significant and bewildering revelation, one that subverts narrative expectations and customary categories. How do we understand these revelations? In addressing this topic Danielle Spencer approaches narrative medicine as a robust research methodology comprising interdisciplinarity, narrative attentiveness, and the creation of writerly texts. Beginning with Spencer's own experience, the book explores the issues raised by metagnosis, from communicability to narrative intelligibility to different ways of seeing. Next, it traces the distinctive metagnostic narrative arc through the stages of recognition, subversion, and renegotiation, discussing this trajectory in light of a range of metagnostic experiences-from Blade Runner to real-world mid-life diagnoses. Finally, it situates metagnosis in relation to genetic revelations and the broader discourses concerning identity. Spencer proposes that better understanding metagnosis will not simply aid those directly affected, but will serve as a bellwether for how we will all navigate advancing biomedical and genomic knowledge, and how we may fruitfully interrogate the very notion of identity.

Virtual Subjects Fugitive Selves

Fernando Pessoa and His Philosophy Jonardon Ganeri ... This is clearly not the
case with a normal human being , because he owns his own perceptions . They
are not a ... The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales .

Author: Jonardon Ganeri

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019886468X

Category: Philosophy

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This book explores philosophical themes to do with self and subjectivity from the work of the Portuguese writer Fernando Pessoa, best known for the uncategorizable collection of fragmentary writings, in various personae, published as The Book of Disquiet in 1982, forty-seven years after the author's death.

Choice

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales . Summit Books
, 1985 . Searle , John . Minds , Brains , and Science . Harvard , 1984 ( CH , Sep'
85 ) . The Rediscovery of the Mind . MIT , 1992 . Segal , Jerome M. Agency and ...

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Bartlett s Familiar Quotations

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales [1985]. The
Lost Mariner There are, of course, inherent tendencies to repetition in music itself.
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Author: John Bartlett

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 031625018X

Category: Reference

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More than 150 years after its original publication, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for its eighteenth edition. Bartlett's showcases a sweeping survey of world history, from the times of ancient Egyptians to present day. New authors include Warren Buffett, the Dalai Lama, Bill Gates, David Foster Wallace, Emily Post, Steve Jobs, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Krugman, Hunter S. Thompson, Jon Stewart, Elizabeth Kubler-Ross, Barack Obama, Che Guevara, Randy Pausch, Desmond Tutu, Julia Child, Fran Leibowitz, Harper Lee, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, Patti Smith, William F. Buckley, and Robert F. Kennedy. In the classic Bartlett's tradition, the book offers readers and scholars alike a vast, stunning representation of those words that have influenced and molded our language and culture.


Cyclopedia of World Authors II

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is perhaps the
most conventional of Sacks ' s works , a collection of twenty - four fictionalized
clinical accounts of patients with various bizarre neurological symptoms .

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Readings

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AND OTHER CLINICAL TALES . Oliver Sacks . 1986 . 249 pp . $ 15 . 95 . Summit
Books , New York . aving thoroughly enjoyed Awakenings and A Leg to Stand ...

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Teaching Psychology in Action

The first selection from his book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and
Other Clinical Tales, has become the basis for an opera and his other writings
describing his work on a ward with patients who suffered from encephalitis was
the ...

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New Age Journal

His most recent book , The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other
Clinical Tales , is a collection of twenty - four Gogolian - and Borgesian - like case
studies about seemingly untreatable braindamaged persons . For example , one
is ...

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Contemporary Literary Criticism

In A Leg to Stand On ( 1984 ) , Sacks explores illness from a patient ' s viewpoint ,
tracing his own recovery from a ... On ( nonfiction ) 1984 The Man Who Mistook
His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales ( nonfiction ) 1985 Seeing Voices : A ...

Author: Jeffery Hunter

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787679729

Category: Literary Criticism

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Covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.

Psychology

( 1985 ) . The man who mistook his wife for a hat and other clinical tales . New
York : Summit Books . DEMONSTRATION / ACTIVITY : ROLE - PLAYING
NEUROLOGIST - DIAGNOSTICIAN By the end of Chapter 3 , students should
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Author: Randy Smith

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The Gift of Self

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales , published in
four volumes as Awakenings [ A ] ; A Leg to Stand On [ LSO ) ; The Man Who
Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales ( MMWH ] ; and Seeing
Voices ...

Author: Stephen David Ross

Publisher: Global Academic Publishing

ISBN: 9781586840433

Category: Philosophy

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Explores themes of dispossession, shattering, and fragmentation that arise in contemporary writings from the point of view of the selves whose subjectivities and practices are said to be fragmented, shattered, and dispossessed.


Science Digest

The SOUTH LIGHT : A Journey to the Last Continent By Michael Parfit THE MAN
WHO MISTOOK HIS WIFE FOR A HAT , AND OTHER CLINICAL TALES By Oliver
Sacks , M . D . New York : Summit / Simon and Schuster , 1986 . HB : $ 15 . 95 .

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Biopsychology

The Case of the Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat Parallel Processing It was
once believed that the different levels of a ... man . He had been referred to
Clinical eminent neurologist Oliver Sacks for Implications help with a vision
problem . ... Reprinted with the permission of Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing
Group from The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales by
Oliver Sacks .

Author: John P. J. Pinel

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

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Category: Psychology

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Biopsychologyclearly presents the fundamentals of the study of the biology of behavior and makes the topics personally and socially relevant to the student. The defining feature of Biopsychology is its unique combination of biopsychological science and personal, reader-oriented discourse. It is a textbook that is "untextbooklike." Rather than introducing biopsychology in the usual textbook fashion, it interweaves the fundamentals of the field with clinical case studies, social issues, personal implications, and humorous anecdotes. It tries to be a friendly mentor that speaks directly to the reader, enthusiastically relating recent advances in biopsychological science.

Deep Brain Stimulation

Kaplan referred him to another psychiatrist , Chaim Shatan , to whom he finally
confessed the Artane . ... neurologist and author of two best - selling books ,
Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat , and Other Clinical
Tales .

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There are disorders that defy treatment with prescribed pharmaceuticals: a man's hands shake so hard that he cannot hold anything; a woman is mired in severe inescapable depression. For these patients and others, an alternative is emerging: deep brain stimulation. In this fascinating and timely investigation, well-known science writer Jamie Talan explains a cutting-edge medical development that is surprising and impressing researchers around the world. More than 40,000 people worldwide have undergone deep brain stimulation, which involves implanting electrodes in the brain that are connected to a device similar to a pacemaker. With compelling profiles of patients and an introduction to doctors and scientists who are pioneering the research, Talan describes the ways in which deep brain stimulation has produced promising results in the treatment of diseases such as Parkinson's disease, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and dystonia—as well as the ethical issues that have arisen in the course of this research.