College English professor who loves classic literature, psychology, neurology and hates pop trash like Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey.
A riveting account of a young woman's struggle with what only appeared to be a complete mental breakdown and her struggles to find a correct diagnosis in the hurry-up, conveyor-belt world of American medicine. It is a story both of personal endurance and an indictment of the current medical system, deeply engaging and enlightening at once.
of how a miracle of modern medicine made an age in which something like scarlet fever, bronchitis or a deep cut could prove fatal into a curious and quaint bit of past, a fuzzy far-away time that most children today could barely conceive of--and, from a medical point of view, thank God they cannot.
If you enjoyed Anthropologist on Mars, The Mind's Eye is the book for you. It's format is ostensibly the same: 7 hour long essays on people with neurological problems--in this book, neurological problems that affect the perception of visual stimulation from the outside world. Fascinating stuff with a lot of science, not dumbed down, but still presented in such a way that most laymen would have no difficulty understanding, especially those who have read Sacks before.