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Migraine

Author: Oliver Sacks   Series: Picador Collection

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From the bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia.

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From the bestselling author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Musicophilia.

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'A mine of treasures, a source of visions, a microcosm of human experience and suffering, the philosopher's stone: Migraine is a remarkable achievement' - Sunday Telegraph.Migraine is an age-old - the first recorded instances date back over two thousand years - and often debilitating condition, affecting a 'substantial minority' of the population across the globe. In Migraine, Oliver Sacks offers at once a medical account of its occurrence and management; an exploration of its physical, physiological, and psychological underpinnings and consequences; and a meditation on the nature and experience of health and illness.

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Critic Reviews

It delves into the workings of the brain with brilliant complexity, and should be required reading for migraine sufferers or those with an intellectual bent. Cosmopolitan
Migraine is full of those wondrous insights that have made Oliver Sacks the most accessible and at the same time the most magisterial of doctors. -- Anita Brookner Spectator
Written with Sacks's customary insight and grace, no book has helped me understand more about the mind-body connection. -- Hilary Mantel Mail on Sunday

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About the Author

Oliver Sacks was born in 1933 in London and was educated at Queen's College, Oxford. He completed his medical training at San Francisco's Mount Zion Hospital and at UCLA before moving to New York, where he soon encountered the patients whom he would write about in his book Awakenings.Dr Sacks spent almost fifty years working as a neurologist and wrote many books, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Musicophilia, and Hallucinations, about the strange neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients. The New York Times referred to him as 'the poet laureate of medicine', and over the years he received many awards, including honours from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the Royal College of Physicians. In 2008, he was appointed Commander of the British Empire. His memoir, On the Move, was published shortly before his death in August 2015.

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Product Details

Publisher
Pan Macmillan | Picador
Published
20th April 2023
Pages
384
ISBN
9781529087413

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