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24 Hours of Public Programs: Oliver Sacks: “Stinks and Bangs, Memories of a Chemical Bond”

October 23, 2002

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Oliver Sacks is a physician and author known for his elegantly written neurological case studies. He is a professor of neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and at the NYU School of Medicine. His books include The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Awakenings (which inspired the acclaimed 1990 film as well as a play by Harold Pinter), and most recently Uncle Tungsten and Oaxaca Journal. Dr. Sacks is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and is the recipient of the 2002 Lewis Thomas Prize from Rockefeller University.