Thursday, March 26, 2015
Oliver Sacks is Dieing
Oliver Sacks has long been on my list of people I would dearly love to hang out with for an hour or two. He is a renown neurologist whose books gave me hope after my own diagnosis of traumatic brain injury incurred during a motor vehicle accident. Like me, Oliver Sacks has prosopagnosia, although I suspect that my case of face-blindness is more mild than his. Also like me [and Sir Terry Pratchett who died recently], Oliver Sacks is an atheist.
Oliver Sacks has terminal cancer. My world was made a bit more beautiful by his presence in my library.
I am grateful to Oliver Sacks for gently teasing out the mysteries of neurological conditions and for presenting his patients as human beings first.
I love you Oliver Sacks.
Oliver Sacks essay:
recent articles referencing Oliver Sacks:
http://www.theguardian.com/theobserver/2010/oct/17/profile-oliver-sacks-author-neurologist an old article about face blindness or prosopagnosia
other info about prosopagnosia: