A Leg To Stand On

by Oliver Sacks
Audio Book

Publisher: Bolinda/Macmillan audio

Publication Date: November 28, 2018

ISBN: 9781529011364

Binding: CD-Extra

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When Oliver Sacks, a physician by profession, injured his leg while climbing a mountain, he found himself in an unusual position – that of patient. The injury itself was severe, but straightforward to fix; the psychological effects, however, were far less easy to predict, explain, or resolve: Sacks experienced paralysis and an inability to perceive his leg as his own, instead seeing it as some kind of alien and inanimate object, over which he had no control. A Leg to Stand On is both an account of Sacks’s ordeal and subsequent recovery, and an exploration of the ways in which mind and body are inextricably linked.