Saturday February 22, 2020

Legendary neurologist makes one last Move before the end

Non-fiction: On The Move: A Life. By Oliver Sacks.Picador, €29.20.

22nd July, 2015
Oliver Sacks: accidental neurologist. Picture: Jürgen Frank/Corbis

Oliver Sacks only became a neurologist by accident. He wanted to be a scientist conducting experiments in a laboratory, but he was a disaster. His notebook containing nine months of research data came loose from his motorbike rack as he drove to the New York college where he worked. He watched helplessly as the notebook was butchered by the roaring traffic on the Cross Bronx Expressway.

Worse was to come: in the laboratory, he lost...

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