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Course Description

ONLINE: In this series of lectures, we review several of the major works of the late Oliver Sacks, whom The New York Times dubbed the poet laureate of contemporary medicine. The books of this well-known neurologist covered in this course are "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," "Awakenings," "Migraine," "Hallucinations," "Musicophilia," "The River of Consciousness" and "An Anthropologist on Mars." In these works, Sacks discusses both common and rare neurological issues emphasizing their impact on us as human beings. The lectures will explain some of the neurological obscurities that Sacks presents to show the audience how relevant and timely his observations have been. Sacks' works will be supplemented with examples from the instructor's own 40-year neurology practice and from the neurology literature. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 200.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
The Legacy of Oliver Sacks
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
Th
Time
11:00AM to 12:15PM
Dates
Oct 06, 2022 to Nov 17, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
8.8
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

Class sessions are recorded.

Please note: All of the books mentioned in the course description are available through internet sources or in local bookstores. Reading the books is not required to follow the lectures, though it is hoped that the lectures may spark audience members to read or reread some of the titles.

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