Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and writer, died on Sunday at the age of eighty-two. He was a treasured writer here at The New Yorker. Sacks wrote his first piece for the magazine, “A Surgeon’s Life,” in 1992; it was a profile of a doctor with Tourette’s syndrome. From then on, often under the rubric “A Neurologist’s Notebook,” Sacks explored both the extraordinary ways in which the brain and mind can change and the courage of the individuals who adapt to those changes. His writing testified to human frailty and human strength.
The New Yorker provides a listing of all the articles by Sacks it published.
I've mentioned Sacks several times on this blog.
|Oliver Sacks as a young hottie - except for those shoes - hadn't motorcycle boots been invented yet?|