A Leg to Stand on

A Leg to Stand on

Book - 1984
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Dr. Oliver Sacks's books "Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars" and the bestselling "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" have been acclaimed for their extraordinary compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders. In "A Leg to Stand On", it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey when he finds that his leg uncannily no longer feels part of his body. Sacks's brilliant description of his crisis and eventual recovery is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood and the inner nature of illness and health but also a fascinating exploration of the physical basis of identity. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Publisher: New York : Summit Books, c1984.
ISBN: 9780671467807
0671467808
Characteristics: 222 p. ; 23 cm.

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I borrowed this, having earlier read TMWMHWFAH, which I thought was extremely interesting.
I found this very boring, repetitive, and with slightly unbelievable characters (and I know it's not fiction).
The analysis and discovery I wanted to be there wasn't.

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