A LEG TO STAND ON. by Sacks, Oliver.

A LEG TO STAND ON. by Sacks, Oliver. < >


Edition: First printing.

New York: Summit Books, (1984) dj. Hardcover first edition - An early work by this pioneering neurologist - in this, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: while fleeing from a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway, a fall off a cliff left him with a severely damaged leg. Although the operation was straightforward, he found that his leg no longer felt like part of his body. His description of this crisis - his frustration and despair and the role of music in his eventual recovery - is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood by a doctor but also of the physical basis of identity. 222 pp. ISBN: 0-671467808.

Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (remainder mark, a few spots of foxing in lower margins, a bit of creasing to the top edge of the back cover of the dj, spine slightly sunned - but despite these flaws, a tight and straight copy)

Book ID: 84546
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