For those that may not know Oliver Sachs....this is someone else's words, not mine.

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Posted by BobG ( on July 23, 2000 at 09:23:18:

In Reply to: Great news! Thanks Ken and Jonny.....NT posted by BobG on July 23, 2000 at 08:59:14:

Dr. Sachs was portrayed by Robin William's in the film "Awakenings," and it was a wonderfully accurate.

He wrote the popular book, "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat," and some other lesser known books, of which
"Awakenings" was one. He is a doctor of Neurology, and is in particular interested in Brain Neurology.

I have seen him speak, and he is just the most charming person - grandfather/absent-minded professor extraordinaire. He is
inquisitive, and a man of great warmth and empathy. His writing reflects this: he is a joy to read.

He has also written a book, "Seeing Voices," that is a remarkably insightful and sensitive look at Deafness, and the Deaf culture.
There is still a great deal of bigotry and ignorance about the Deaf people, and this book goes a long way toward bridging the gap
between the hearing and Deaf cultures.

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