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Every Cure Has a Musical Solution

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks joins Fresh Air's Terry Gross to talk about several case studies of patients he's treated over the years. His latest book, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, has been adapted into an opera by Michael Nyman.


Oliver Sacks Discusses "The Man Who Mistook his Wife for a Hat."

Neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, whose book of case studies, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, has been made into a music theater production. Sacks is also the author of Awakenings, a work about victims of sleeping sickness, to whom he administered the experimental drug L-dopa.

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