Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks was born in London in 1933, into a family of physicians and scientists. He received his medical education at Oxford and trained at Mt Zion Hospital in San Francisco and at UCLA. Since 1965, he has lived in New York City, where he is a professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine and consultant neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor.

Dr Sacks is a frequent contributor to the New York Review of Books and the New Yorker, as well as various medical journals. He is the author of eleven books, including Musicophilia, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and Awakenings (which inspired the Oscar-nominated film).

For more information on Dr. Sacks’s work, please visit www.oliversacks.com.


What do Oliver Sacks’s books mean to you?

What do Oliver Sacks’s books mean to you?

In February this year, the 81 year-old physician, neurologist and author Oliver Sacks announced he has terminal cancer. Over the course of his career he has written several groundbreaking books about his work, often well ahead of their time and which have had huge influences in the medical profession and on individuals.