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Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author (1933-2015)

Mrrzy 30 Aug 15 - 09:21 PM
McGrath of Harlow 30 Aug 15 - 09:29 PM
Acme 30 Aug 15 - 09:33 PM
Janie 30 Aug 15 - 10:22 PM
Felipa 31 Aug 15 - 12:55 PM
McGrath of Harlow 02 Sep 15 - 10:58 AM
Janie 02 Sep 15 - 10:16 PM
McGrath of Harlow 26 Aug 16 - 07:32 PM
Acme 27 Aug 16 - 12:18 AM
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Subject: BS: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author
From: Mrrzy
Date: 30 Aug 15 - 09:21 PM

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat. Awakenings. I am saddened knowing there will be no more of his marvelous written insights into the human mind through its fascinating malfunctions.


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Subject: RE: BS: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 30 Aug 15 - 09:29 PM

He was a lovely man, as is clear from his books and Television appearances.

And a very music oriented man too.

"It really is a very odd business that all of us, to varying degrees, have music in our heads."
― Oliver Sacks, Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain"

A fascinating book.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author
From: Acme
Date: 30 Aug 15 - 09:33 PM

He did some fascinating work with music and the brain.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author
From: Janie
Date: 30 Aug 15 - 10:22 PM

A life well lived.

A scientist who respected his research subjects, and never lost sight of their value and individuality.

It is the rare researcher who can do that.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author
From: Felipa
Date: 31 Aug 15 - 12:55 PM

Sacks also wrote some very good articles about living with the death sentence of incurable cancer
This is one of the articles:
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/19/opinion/oliver-sacks-on-learning-he-has-terminal-cancer.html


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Subject: RE: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 02 Sep 15 - 10:58 AM

Wrote good books about his family, chemistry, breaking a leg, colour blindness.

Everything he ever wrote about anything seemed to be worth reading, and wakes echoes in yiur mind and leaves traces behind you are glad to have.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author
From: Janie
Date: 02 Sep 15 - 10:16 PM

What McGrath said.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 26 Aug 16 - 07:32 PM

Here's a rather lovely piece about Oliver Sacks I thought I'd draw attention to

It's by his lover and partner of many years, Bill Hayes, and it tells of two incidents in the last months before Oliver died.


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Subject: RE: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author (1933-2015)
From: Acme
Date: 27 Aug 16 - 12:18 AM

That is wonderful, not only because it is Sacks, but because it happened at Julius' and in that neighborhood. It's a sophisticated and generous clientele at that bar, a group who totally appreciated Oliver Sacks, and as generally older men themselves, would have had the demeanor that put him at ease. That last 30 minute conversation at the lamppost would have been such a gift!


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Subject: RE: Obit: Oliver Sacks, Neurowhiz & Author (1933-2015)
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 27 Aug 16 - 08:06 PM

That book mentioned in there, On the Move, is quite a read. Well, so are all his books, but this one's a bit different.

Here's the cover with the picture that's mentioned


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