Oliver Sacks, author portrait
© Adam Scourfield

Oliver Sacks

OLIVER SACKS, referred by the New York Times as “the poet laureate of medicine,” spent more than fifty years working as a neurologist and writing books about the neurological predicaments and conditions of his patients, including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a HatMusicophilia, and Awakenings. His work was frequently published in The New Yorker and The New York Review of Books, and over the years, he received many awards, including honors from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Science Foundation, the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal College of Physicians.