Oliver sacks (1933-2015)
Oliver Sacks was a physician and professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. The New York Times has referred to Dr. Sacks as "the poet laureate of medicine," and his books and essays, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars, are used in schools and universities around the world.
Sacks described patients struggling to live with brain conditions ranging from Tourette’s syndrome to autism, parkinsonism, phantom limb syndrome, schizophrenia and Alzheimer’s disease. His book Awakenings inspired a play by Harold Pinter and also the Oscar-nominated feature film with Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. His essays regularly appeared in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, as well as various medical journals.