À propos

The story of a disease that plunged its victims into a prison of viscous time, and the drug that catapulted them out of it' Guardian Hailed as a medical classic, and the subject of a major feature film as well as radio and stage plays and various TV documentaries, Awakenings by Oliver Sacks is the extraordinary account of a group of twenty patients. Rendered catatonic by the sleeping-sickness epidemic that swept the world just after the First World War, all twenty had spent forty years in hospital: motionless and speechless; aware of the world around them, but exhibiting no interest in it - until Dr Sacks administered the then-new drug, L-DOPA, which caused them, temporarily, to awake from their decades-long slumber.

  • Auteur(s)

    Oliver Sacks

  • Éditeur

    Picador Uk

  • Date de parution


  • EAN


  • Disponibilité


  • Nombre de pages

    448 Pages

  • Longueur

    20 cm

  • Largeur

    13.5 cm

  • Épaisseur

    3 cm

  • Poids

    381 g

  • Distributeur


  • Support principal


Oliver Sacks

Né à Londres, neurologue, il exerce et enseigne au Albert Einstein College de médecine à New York. Il est l'auteur de Migraine (1986), L'Éveil (1987), Sur une jambe (1987), Des yeux pour entendre (1990), Un anthropologue sur Mars (1996) et Oncle Tungstène (2003).