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A leg to stand on, Oliver Sacks ; read by Oliver Sacks and Jonathan Davis

Label
A leg to stand on, Oliver Sacks ; read by Oliver Sacks and Jonathan Davis
Language
eng
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
autobiography
Main title
A leg to stand on
Music parts
not applicable
Responsibility statement
Oliver Sacks ; read by Oliver Sacks and Jonathan Davis
Summary
When Oliver Sacks, a physician by profession, injured his leg while climbing a mountain, he found himself in an unusual position, that of patient. The injury itself was severe, but straightforward to fix; the psychological effects, however, were far less easy to predict, explain, or resolve: Sacks experienced paralysis and an inability to perceive his leg as his own, instead seeing it as some kind of alien and inanimate object, over which he had no control. A Leg to Stand On is both an account of Sacks's ordeal and subsequent recovery, and an exploration of the ways in which mind and body are inextricably linked
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Classification