Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales, The

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Sacks, Oliver. The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales. NY: Summit Books, 1985.

Coll. of articles published 1970-85, giving case studies of psychiatric patients with right-brain neuropathologies, pathologies so bizarre and resulting in such specific dysfunctions that the study of them is bringing neuropsychology close "to the very intersection of mechanism and life, to the relation of physiological processes to biography" (xiv). See above in this Category, the entries for Mechanism and R. Descartes[1], and the works cross-referenced for those entries.