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Author Sacks, Oliver, 1933-2015.

Title Awakenings / Oliver Sacks.

Published New York : Vintage Books, 1999.

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM BioMed  616.832 SACK    DUE 06-11-19
Edition 1st Vintage Books ed.
Physical description pages cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism 3 -- Sleeping-Sickness (Encephalitis Lethargica) 12 -- Aftermath of the Sleeping-Sickness (1927-67) 20 -- Life at Mount Carmel 24 -- Coming of L-DOPA 28 -- Awakenings -- Frances D. 39 -- Magda B. 67 -- Rose R. 74 -- Robert O. 88 -- Hester Y. 95 -- Rolando P. 116 -- Miriam H. 128 -- Lucy K. 140 -- Margaret A. 148 -- Miron V. 161 -- Gertie C. 165 -- Martha N. 170 -- Ida T. 176 -- Frank G. 180 -- Maria G. 183 -- Rachel I. 188 -- Aaron E. 190 -- George W. 198 -- Cecil M. 202 -- Leonard L. 203 -- Perspectives -- Perspectives 223 -- Awakening 235 -- Tribulation 243 -- Accommodation 265 -- A History of the Sleeping-Sickness 319 -- 'Miracle' Drugs: Freud, William James, and Havelock Ellis 323 -- Electrical Basis of Waakenings 327 -- Beyond L-DOPA 333 -- Parkinsonian Space and Time 339 -- Chaos and Awakenings 351 -- Awakenings on Stage and Screen 367.
Summary Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.
Subject Postencephalitic Parkinson's disease -- Case studies.
Epidemic encephalitis -- Complications -- Case studies.
Dopa -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies.
ISBN 0375704051