Sunday, August 30, 2015

Oliver Sacks, R. I. P.

The New York Times: Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” using his patients’ disorders as starting points for eloquent meditations on consciousness and the human condition, died Sunday at his home in New York City. He was 82.  

Hat tip to Jeff Meyerson.


Deb said...

So sorry to hear this. He was such a humane and understanding writer. RIP.

Don Coffin said...

A great writer and, apparently, a wonderful person to have knows. We have about a half-a-dozen of his books. And he was one of the reasons I continue to subscribe to The New Yorker.

Unknown said...

I've read only one of his books. I should read more.