Posted by BobG (22.214.171.124) 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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