Awakenings

Author(s): Oliver W Sacks

General

"Awakenings"--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780375704055
  • : Random House USA Inc
  • : Random House Inc
  • : January 1999
  • : 202mm X 132mm X 25mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 464
  • : illustrations
  • : Oliver W Sacks
  • : Paperback / softback
  • : en
  • : 616.832