Oliver Sacks

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Brigid O’Dea: Being a city slicker, I’ve always dreamed of living rural. Photograph: Alan Betson

To those of you who pass me on Dublin’s streets of Drumcondra with my overflowing tote bag, or on the Clontarf seafront with my Thomas the Tank red ca(...)

Michael Crichton: chose not to practise medicine and instead became a one-man entertainment industry. Photograph: Leonardo Cendamo/Getty Images

As a self-published writer with a comic novel and two column collections to my name, I have little time for the precious sensibilities of the traditio(...)

Rather than dealing with anxiety by getting lost worrying, it’s helpful to experiment with empowering strategies. Photograph: iStock

In this emotional equivalent to an ultramarathon, it’s key to have some stress-reducing strategies available that work quickly and efficiently to help(...)

Radie Peat and Ian Lynch. Photograph: Brian Teeling

When were you closest to death? Radie: A tire blew on the motorway in Texas once and we all thought we were done for. Ian: There’s been a few situat(...)

Isabelle Rapin taught at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx and built a reputation for rigorous scholarship. The neurologist Oliver Sacks, a close friend and colleague, called her his “scientific conscience”.
Obituary: Isabelle Rapin

Isabelle Rapin, a Swiss-born child neurologist who helped establish autism’s biological underpinnings and advanced the idea that autism was part of a (...)

Blackstar: rather than finish with the resounding echo of a final statement, David Bowie was cut off midsentence

In the space of two days David Bowie’s album Blackstar accrued extraordinary weight, emerging first as the musician’s latest record and then, suddenly(...)

Oliver Sacks undoubtedly drew from life in his writings though he may have used a measure of embellishment when it suited his purpose. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

(With his absorbing and accessible yet profound accounts of neurological cases and conditions, Oliver Sacks, who has died aged 82, brought the clinica(...)

Simon McBurney in The Encounter: with more documentation than ever, and much less reflection, our own memories get no sharper. Photograph: Francisco Peralta Torrejón

A couple of weeks ago, at Edinburgh International Festival, the writer and performer Simon McBurney arrived on stage and fell into a deep preoccupatio(...)

 Dr Oliver Sacks: also wrote the best-selling ‘The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat’. Photograph: Andrea Mohin/The New York Times

    Oliver Sacks, the eminent neurologist and writer, has died at his home in New York City. He was 82.   The cause (...)

Neurologist and author Oliver Sacks has died aged 82. Photograph: Getty Images

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and acclaimed author who explored some of the brain’s strangest pathways in best-selling case histories like “The Man Wh(...)

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