Dr Sacks recounts his experiences as a young neurologist in the early 1960s, first in California and then in New York, where he discovers a long-forgotten illness in the back wards of a chronic hospital, and a group of patients who would define his life.
On the Move is the story of a brilliantly unconventional physician and writer.
Reviewed by Grant McIntyre in Slightly Foxed Issue 79.
The Man Who Stopped at Nothing
Some writers lead us into lives we’d never otherwise imagine; Michael Herr, writing on the fear and madness of war, was one; Thomas Merton on monastic seclusion, another. Oliver Sacks was one as...Read more