AwakeningsBook - 1999
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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage, 1999, c1990.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed. --
Branch Call Number: 616.832 Sac 1999
Characteristics: xxxix, 408 p. : ill.
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