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Publisher Description

Awakenings — which inspired the major motion picture — is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

GENRE
Health, Mind & Body
RELEASED
2008
November 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
464
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Canada
SELLER
Penguin Random House Canada
SIZE
5.3
MB

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