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Oliver Sacks

AKA Oliver Wolf Sacks

Born: 9-Jul-1933
Birthplace: London, England
Died: 30-Aug-2015
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Doctor, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Awakenings

"Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure."

Father: Sam Sacks
Mother: Elsie Landau
Brother: Michael
Brother: David
Boyfriend: Bill Hayes (until his death)

    High School: St. Paul's School
    Medical School: Oxford University (1958)
    Medical School: University of California at Los Angeles (1961-65)
    Professor: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY (1965-2007)
    Professor: New York University
    Professor: Columbia University (2007-)

    American Academy of Arts and Letters Honorary Fellow
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences
    American Academy of Neurology
    American Fern Society
    American Neurological Association Honorary
    American Stereoscopic Society
    Association of British Neurologists Honorary
    British Pteridological Society
    New York Academy of Sciences
    Society for Neuroscience
    Guggenheim Fellowship (1989)
    Polk Award Magazine Reporting (1994)
    Lithuanian Ancestry
    Russian Ancestry
    Jewish Ancestry
    Risk Factors: Depression, Amphetamines, LSD, Claustrophobia, Liver Cancer

    Alive Inside (18-Jan-2014) · Himself
    At First Sight (12-Jan-1999) · Reporter

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Author of books:
Migraine: The Evolution of a Common Disorder (1970, science)
Awakenings (1973, nonfiction)
A Leg to Stand On (1984, science)
The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales (1985, science)
Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf (1989, science)
An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales (1995, science)
The Island of the Colorblind (1997, science)
Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood (2001, memoir)
Oaxaca Journal (2002, travelogue)
Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain (2007, science)
The Mind's Eye (2010, science)
On the Move: A Life (2015, memoir)

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