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Oliver Sacks
Sacks at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival
BornOliver Wolf Sacks
9 Julie 1933(1933-07-09)
London, England
Dee'd30 August 2015(2015-08-30) (aged 82)
New York City
Kent forPopular books containing case studies of some of his patients

Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE (9 Julie 1933 – 30 August 2015) wis a Breetish-American neurologist, writer, an amateur chemist. He wis Professor o Neurology at New York University School of Medicine.[1] The 1990 movie Awakenings wis basit on his book whaur he wis playit bi Robin Williams.

Sacks wis born on 9 Julie 1933 in London, England tae a Jewish faimily.[2] He studit at St Paul's School, at The Queen's College, an at Oxford University.

He addressit his homosexuality for the first time in his 2015 autobiography On the Move: A Life.[3]

Sacks wis diagnosit wi terminal liver cancer in Januar 2015.[4] He deit on 30 August 2015 at his home in New York Ceety at the age o 82 frae the disease.[5]

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  1. "NYU Langone Medical Center Welcomes Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks, MD". newswise.com
  2. Brown, Andrew (5 Mairch 2005). "Oliver Sacks Profile: Seeing double". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 August 2008.
  3. Sacks, O. On the Move: A Life. Knopf (2015). ISBN 0385352549
  4. Sacks, Oliver (19 Februar 2015). "My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer". The New York Times. Retrieved 19 Februar 2015.
  5. New York Times Oliver Sacks dies at 82 neurologist and author explored the brains quirks

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