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Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Wolf Sacks, (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, naturalist, historian of science, and author. [1]

170 relations: Abba Eban, Academy Awards, Achromatopsia, Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Alexander Luria, All in the Mind (Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio), Amateur chemistry, American Academy of Arts and Letters, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amphetamine, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, An Anthropologist on Mars, Anecdotal evidence, Arthur K. Shapiro, Autism spectrum, Awakenings, Awakenings (book), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Bard College, Beta-Methylamino-L-alanine, Bill Hayes (writer, born 1961), Biomagnification, Birthday Honours, Brooklyn Book Festival, Case study, Chamorro people, Charlie Rose, City Island, Bronx, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, College of Staten Island, Color blindness, Columbia University, Columbia University Medical Center, Cricklewood, Cultural-historical psychology, Cycad, Deaf studies, Dementia, Discovery (British TV programme), Doctor of Civil Law, Drexel University College of Medicine, Edward Liveing, Eilat, Ein HaShofet, Encephalitis, Encephalitis lethargica, Entertainment Weekly, Fellow, ..., Freak show, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Gallaudet University, George Polk Awards, Georgetown University, Guam, Hallucinations (book), Hardangerfjord, Honorary degree, Hugh Macdonald Sinclair, Human brain, Indiana University, Institute for Music and Neurologic Function, Jamaica ginger, Jonathan Lynn, Jonathan Miller, Kibbutz, L-DOPA, Lewis Thomas Prize, List of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Department of Literature, List of minor planets: 84001–85000, Lithuanian Jews, Little Sisters of the Poor, London, London Review of Books, Lytico-bodig disease, Manhattan, Master of Arts (Oxbridge and Dublin), McGill University Health Centre, Metastasis, Michael Nyman, Middlesex Hospital, Migraine, Migraine (book), Morningside Heights, Manhattan, Mountaineering, Music therapy, Musical Minds, Musicophilia, Neurochemistry, Neurological disorder, Neurology, Neurology (journal), Neuropathology, New York Academy of Sciences, New York Botanical Garden, New York City, New York Daily News, New York Medical College, New York University, New York University School of Medicine, Nova (TV series), NPR, Oaxaca, On the Move: A Life, Order of the British Empire, Parkinson's disease, Parkinsonism, Paul Alan Cox, PBS, PBS NewsHour, Photophobia, Poet laureate, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Prosopagnosia, Psychiatry, Pteropus, Queen's University, Radiation therapy, Radio National, Radiolab, Recreational drug use, Red Sea, Robert Aumann, Robert De Niro, Robin Williams, Rockefeller University, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal College of Physicians, San Francisco, Science Friday, Seeing Voices, Squat (exercise), St Albans, St Paul's School, London, Stereoblindness, Steve Silberman, Temple Grandin, The Blitz, The Bronx, The Guardian, The Island of the Colorblind, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, The Midlands, The Mind's Eye (book), The Neurosciences Institute, The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Open Mind (TV series), The Queen's College, Oxford, The Washington Post, Thom Gunn, Tom Shakespeare, Topanga, California, Tourette syndrome, Tufts University, UCSF Medical Center, Uncle Tungsten, University College London, University of California, Los Angeles, University of Oxford, University of Warwick, Uveal melanoma, Vintage Books, Visual agnosia, Visual release hallucinations, W. H. Auden, Yeshiva University, 2008 Birthday Honours. Expand index (120 more) »

Abba Eban

Abba Eban (אבא אבן; born Aubrey Solomon Meir Eban; later adopted Abba Solomon Meir Eban; 2 February 1915 – 17 November 2002) was an Israeli diplomat and politician, and a scholar of the Arabic and Hebrew languages.

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.

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Achromatopsia

Achromatopsia (ACHM), also known as total color blindness, is a medical syndrome that exhibits symptoms relating to at least five conditions.

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Acta Neurologica Scandinavica

Acta Neurologica Scandinavica is a peer-reviewed medical journal specializing in neurology published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine ("Einstein" for short), a joint entity between Montefiore Medical Center and Yeshiva University (until 2018), is a private, not-for-profit, sectarian medical school located in the Morris Park neighborhood of the Bronx in New York City.

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Alexander Luria

Alexander Romanovich Luria (p; 16 July 1902 – 14 August 1977) was a notable neuropsychologist, often credited as a father of modern neuropsychological assessment.

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All in the Mind (Australian Broadcasting Corporation radio)

All in the Mind is a weekly ABC Radio National program, hosted by Australian science journalist Natasha Mitchell, exploring the mind, brain and behaviour.

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Amateur chemistry

Amateur chemistry or home chemistry is the pursuit of chemistry as a private hobby.

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American Academy of Arts and Letters

The American Academy of Arts and Letters is a 250-member honor society; its goal is to "foster, assist, and sustain excellence" in American literature, music, and art.

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American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences is one of the oldest learned societies in the United States of America.

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Amphetamine

Amphetamine (contracted from) is a potent central nervous system (CNS) stimulant that is used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), narcolepsy, and obesity.

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Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease (MND), and Lou Gehrig's disease, is a specific disease which causes the death of neurons controlling voluntary muscles.

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An Anthropologist on Mars

An Anthropologist on Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales is a 1995 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks consisting of seven medical case histories of individuals with neurological conditions such as autism and Tourette syndrome.

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Anecdotal evidence

Anecdotal evidence is evidence from anecdotes, i.e., evidence collected in a casual or informal manner and relying heavily or entirely on personal testimony.

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Arthur K. Shapiro

Arthur K. Shapiro, M.D., (1923–1995) was a psychiatrist and expert on Tourette syndrome.

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Autism spectrum

Autism spectrum, also known as autism spectrum disorder (ASD), is a range of conditions classified as neurodevelopmental disorders.

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Awakenings

Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film based on Oliver Sacks's 1973 memoir of the same title.

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Awakenings (book)

Awakenings is a 1973 non-fiction book by Oliver Sacks.

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Bachelor of Arts

A Bachelor of Arts (BA or AB, from the Latin baccalaureus artium or artium baccalaureus) is a bachelor's degree awarded for an undergraduate course or program in either the liberal arts, sciences, or both.

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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, or in '''Medicinae Baccalaureus, Baccalaureus Chirurgiae'''. (abbreviated in many ways, e.g. MBBS, MB ChB, MB BCh, MB BChir (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), BMBS), are the two first professional degrees in medicine and surgery awarded upon graduation from medical school by universities in countries that follow the tradition of the United Kingdom.

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Bard College

Bard College is a private liberal arts college in Annandale-on-Hudson, a hamlet in New York, United States.

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Beta-Methylamino-L-alanine

β-Methylamino-L-alanine, or BMAA, is a non-proteinogenic amino acid produced by cyanobacteria.

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Bill Hayes (writer, born 1961)

William Brooke "Bill" Hayes (born 1961) is an American non-fiction writer and photographer.

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Biomagnification

Biomagnification, also known as bioamplification or biological magnification, is the increasing concentration of a substance, such as a toxic chemical, in the tissues of tolerant organisms at successively higher levels in a food chain.

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Birthday Honours

King's/Queen's Birthday Honours is, in some Commonwealth realms, the marking of the reigning monarch's official birthday by granting various individuals appointment into national or dynastic orders or the award of decorations and medals.

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Brooklyn Book Festival

The Brooklyn Book Festival is an annual book fair held in the fall in Brooklyn, New York.

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Case study

In the social sciences and life sciences, a case study is a research method involving an up-close, in-depth, and detailed examination of a subject of study (the case), as well as its related contextual conditions.

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Chamorro people

The Chamorro people (/tʃɑˈmɔroʊ/) are the indigenous people of the Mariana Islands; politically divided between the United States territory of Guam and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Micronesia.

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Charlie Rose

Charles Peete Rose Jr. (born January 5, 1942) is an American television journalist and former talk show host.

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City Island, Bronx

City Island is a small island and a neighborhood approximately long by wide.

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Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is a private, non-profit institution with research programs focusing on cancer, neuroscience, plant genetics, genomics, and quantitative biology.

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College of Staten Island

The College of Staten Island (CSI) is a public college in Staten Island, New York.

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Color blindness

Color blindness, also known as color vision deficiency, is the decreased ability to see color or differences in color.

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Columbia University

Columbia University (Columbia; officially Columbia University in the City of New York), established in 1754, is a private Ivy League research university in Upper Manhattan, New York City.

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Columbia University Medical Center

Columbia University Herbert and Florence Irving Medical Center (CUMC) is an academic medical center and the largest campuses of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Cricklewood

Cricklewood is an urban and suburban area of northwest London, England, centred 5 miles (8.2 km) northwest of Charing Cross, between Willesden Green and Dollis Hill to the west, Brondesbury and Kilburn to the south, West Hampstead and Childs Hill to the southeast and east, and Brent Cross to the north.

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Cultural-historical psychology

Cultural-historical psychology is a branch of psychological theory and practice associated with Lev Vygotsky and Alexander Luria and their Circle, who initiated it in the mid-1920s-1930s.

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Cycad

Cycads are seed plants with a long fossil history that were formerly more abundant and more diverse than they are today.

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Deaf studies

Deaf studies are academic disciplines concerned with the study of the deaf social life of human groups and individuals including anthropology, economics, geography, history, political science, psychology, social studies, and sociology.

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Dementia

Dementia is a broad category of brain diseases that cause a long-term and often gradual decrease in the ability to think and remember that is great enough to affect a person's daily functioning.

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Discovery (British TV programme)

Discovery was a documentary television series produced by Duncan Dallas, Yorkshire Television.

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Doctor of Civil Law

Doctor of Civil Law (DCL; Doctor Civilis Legis) is a degree offered by some universities, such as the University of Oxford, instead of the more common Doctor of Laws (LLD) degrees.

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Drexel University College of Medicine

Drexel University College of Medicine is the medical school of Drexel University.

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Edward Liveing

Edward Liveing (8 February 1832, Nayland, Suffolk – 2 April 1919) was an English physician who published a theory of migraine pathogenesis in his book On Megrim.

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Eilat

Eilat (help; 'aylaat or 'aylat, also 'Um 'al-Rashrash) is Israel's southernmost city, a busy port and popular resort at the northern tip of the Red Sea, on the Gulf of Aqaba.

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Ein HaShofet

Ein HaShofet (עֵין הַשּׁוֹפֵט, lit. Spring of the Judge) is a kibbutz in northern Israel.

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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain.

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Encephalitis lethargica

Encephalitis lethargica is an atypical form of encephalitis.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated as EW) is an American magazine, published by Meredith Corporation, that covers film, television, music, Broadway theatre, books and popular culture.

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Fellow

A fellow is a member of a group (or fellowship) that work together in pursuing mutual knowledge or practice.

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Freak show

A freak show is an exhibition of biological rarities, referred to in popular culture as "freaks of nature".

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Freedom From Religion Foundation

The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an American non-profit organization based in Madison, Wisconsin with members from all 50 states.

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Gallaudet University

Gallaudet University is a federally chartered private university for the education of the deaf and hard of hearing.

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George Polk Awards

The George Polk Awards in Journalism are a series of prestigious American journalism awards presented annually by Long Island University in New York in the United States.

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Georgetown University

Georgetown University is a private research university in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the capital of the United States.

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Guam

Guam (Chamorro: Guåhån) is an unincorporated and organized territory of the United States in Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean.

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Hallucinations (book)

Hallucinations is a 2012 book written by the neurologist Oliver Sacks.

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Hardangerfjord

The Hardangerfjord (Hardanger Fjord) is the fourth longest fjord in the world, and the second longest fjord in Norway.

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Honorary degree

An honorary degree, in Latin a degree honoris causa ("for the sake of the honor") or ad honorem ("to the honor"), is an academic degree for which a university (or other degree-awarding institution) has waived the usual requirements, such as matriculation, residence, a dissertation and the passing of comprehensive examinations.

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Hugh Macdonald Sinclair

Hugh Macdonald Sinclair, FRCP (4 February 1910 – 22 June 1990) was a doctor, medical researcher, and expert in human nutrition.

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Human brain

The human brain is the central organ of the human nervous system, and with the spinal cord makes up the central nervous system.

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Indiana University

Indiana University (IU) is a multi-campus public university system in the state of Indiana, United States.

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Institute for Music and Neurologic Function

The Institute for Music and Neurologic Function is a US nonprofit organization conducting research into and applying music therapy.

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Jamaica ginger

Jamaica ginger extract, known in the United States by the slang name "Jake," was a late 19th-century patent medicine that provided a convenient way to bypass Prohibition laws, since it contained between 70% and 80% ethanol by weight.

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Jonathan Lynn

Jonathan Lynn (born 3 April 1943) is an English stage and film director, producer, writer and actor.

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Jonathan Miller

Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor.

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Kibbutz

A kibbutz (קִבּוּץ /, lit. "gathering, clustering"; regular plural kibbutzim /) is a collective community in Israel that was traditionally based on agriculture.

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L-DOPA

L-DOPA, also known as levodopa or L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine is an amino acid that is made and used as part of the normal biology of humans, as well as some animals and plants.

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Lewis Thomas Prize

The Lewis Thomas Prize for Writing about Science, named for its first recipient, Lewis Thomas, is an annual literary prize awarded by The Rockefeller University to scientists or physicians deemed to have accomplished a significant literary achievement; it recognizes "scientists as poets." Originally called the Lewis Thomas Prize for the Scientist as Poet, the award was first given in 1993.

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List of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Department of Literature

This List of members of the American Academy of Arts and Letters Department of Literature shows the members of one of the three departments of the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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List of minor planets: 84001–85000

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Lithuanian Jews

Lithuanian Jews or Litvaks are Jews with roots in the present-day Lithuania, Belarus, Latvia, northeastern Suwałki and Białystok region of Poland and some border areas of Russia and Ukraine.

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Little Sisters of the Poor

The Little Sisters of the Poor is a Roman Catholic religious institute for women.

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London

London is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.

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London Review of Books

The London Review of Books (LRB) is a British journal of literary essays.

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Lytico-bodig disease

Lytico-bodig disease, sometimes spelled Lytigo-bodig, is the name of a disease in the language of Chamorro.

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Manhattan

Manhattan is the most densely populated borough of New York City, its economic and administrative center, and its historical birthplace.

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Master of Arts (Oxbridge and Dublin)

In the universities of Oxford, Cambridge, and Dublin, Bachelors of Arts with Honours of these universities are promoted to the title of Master of Arts or Master in Arts (MA) on application after six or seven years' seniority as members of the university (including years as an undergraduate).

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McGill University Health Centre

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC, Centre universitaire de santé McGill) is one of two major healthcare networks in the city of Montreal, Quebec, and it is the only bilingual teaching hospital in the province.

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Metastasis

Metastasis is a pathogenic agent's spread from an initial or primary site to a different or secondary site within the host's body; it is typically spoken of as such spread by a cancerous tumor.

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Michael Nyman

Michael Laurence Nyman, CBE (born 23 March 1944) is an English composer of minimalist music, pianist, librettist and musicologist, known for numerous film scores (many written during his lengthy collaboration with the filmmaker Peter Greenaway), and his multi-platinum soundtrack album to Jane Campion's The Piano.

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Middlesex Hospital

Middlesex Hospital was a teaching hospital located in the Fitzrovia area of London, England.

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Migraine

A migraine is a primary headache disorder characterized by recurrent headaches that are moderate to severe.

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Migraine (book)

Migraine is the first book written by Oliver Sacks, a well-known neurologist and author with a practice in New York City.

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Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City, on the border of the Upper West Side and Harlem.

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Mountaineering

Mountaineering is the sport of mountain climbing.

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Music therapy

Music therapy is the clinical and evidence-based use of music interventions to accomplish individualized goals within a therapeutic relationship by a credentialed professional who has completed an approved music therapy program.

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Musical Minds

Musical Minds is a ''Nova'' documentary based on neurologist Oliver Sacks's 2007 book Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain about music and the human brain aired on June 30, 2009 on Public Broadcasting Service (PBS).

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Musicophilia

Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain is a 2007 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks about music and the human brain.

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Neurochemistry

Neurochemistry is the study of neurochemicals, including neurotransmitters and other molecules such as psychopharmaceuticals and neuropeptides, that influence the function of neurons.

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Neurological disorder

A neurological disorder is any disorder of the nervous system.

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Neurology

Neurology (from νεῦρον (neûron), "string, nerve" and the suffix -logia, "study of") is a branch of medicine dealing with disorders of the nervous system.

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Neurology (journal)

Neurology is a peer-reviewed medical journal published by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Academy of Neurology, of which it is the official journal.

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Neuropathology

Neuropathology is the study of disease of nervous system tissue, usually in the form of either small surgical biopsies or whole-body autopsies.

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New York Academy of Sciences

The New York Academy of Sciences (originally the Lyceum of Natural History) was founded in January 1817.

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New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is a botanical garden and National Historic Landmark located in the Bronx, New York City.

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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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New York Daily News

The New York Daily News, officially titled Daily News, is an American newspaper based in New York City.

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New York Medical College

Founded in 1860, New York Medical College (known colloquially as "NYMC" or "New York Med"), a member of the Touro College and University System, is a private biomedical health sciences university based in Valhalla, New York, in Westchester County in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York state just 13 miles north of New York City.

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New York University

New York University (NYU) is a private nonprofit research university based in New York City.

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New York University School of Medicine

The New York University School of Medicine is one of the graduate schools of New York University.

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Nova (TV series)

Nova (stylized NOVΛ) is an American popular science television series produced by WGBH Boston.

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NPR

National Public Radio (usually shortened to NPR, stylized as npr) is an American privately and publicly funded non-profit membership media organization based in Washington, D.C. It serves as a national syndicator to a network of over 1,000 public radio stations in the United States.

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Oaxaca

Oaxaca (from Huāxyacac), officially the Free and Sovereign State of Oaxaca (Estado Libre y Soberano de Oaxaca), is one of the 31 states which, along with Mexico City, make up the 32 federative entities of Mexico.

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On the Move: A Life

On the Move: A Life is the second autobiography written by Oliver Sacks in 2015.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (PD) is a long-term degenerative disorder of the central nervous system that mainly affects the motor system.

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Parkinsonism

Parkinsonism is a clinical syndrome characterized by tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and postural instability.

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Paul Alan Cox

Paul Alan Cox is an American ethnobotanist whose scientific research focuses on discovering new medicines by studying patterns of wellness and illness among indigenous peoples.

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PBS

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.

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PBS NewsHour

The PBS NewsHour is an American daily evening television news program that is broadcast on the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS), airing seven nights a week on more than 350 of the public broadcaster's member stations.

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Photophobia

Photophobia is a symptom of abnormal intolerance to visual perception of light.

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Poet laureate

A poet laureate (plural: poets laureate) is a poet officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, typically expected to compose poems for special events and occasions.

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Pontifical Catholic University of Peru

Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, PUCP) is a private university in Lima, Peru.

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Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia, also called face blindness, (" Choisser had even begun to a name for the condition: face blindness.") is a cognitive disorder of face perception in which the ability to recognize familiar faces, including one's own face (self-recognition), is impaired, while other aspects of visual processing (e.g., object discrimination) and intellectual functioning (e.g., decisionmaking) remain intact.

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Psychiatry

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of mental disorders.

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Pteropus

Bats of the genus Pteropus (suborder Yinpterochiroptera) are among the largest bats in the world.

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Queen's University

Queen's University at Kingston (commonly shortened to Queen's University or Queen's) is a public research university in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

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Radiation therapy

Radiation therapy or radiotherapy, often abbreviated RT, RTx, or XRT, is therapy using ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control or kill malignant cells and normally delivered by a linear accelerator.

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Radio National

ABC Radio National, known on-air as RN, is an Australia-wide Public Service Broadcasting radio network run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

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Radiolab

Radiolab is a radio program produced by WNYC, a public radio station in New York City, and broadcast on public radio stations in the United States.

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Recreational drug use

Recreational drug use is the use of a psychoactive drug to induce an altered state of consciousness for pleasure, by modifying the perceptions, feelings, and emotions of the user.

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Red Sea

The Red Sea (also the Erythraean Sea) is a seawater inlet of the Indian Ocean, lying between Africa and Asia.

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Robert Aumann

Robert John Aumann (Hebrew name: ישראל אומן, Yisrael Aumann; born June 8, 1930) is an Israeli-American mathematician and a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences.

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Robert De Niro

Robert Anthony De Niro Jr. (born August 17, 1943) is an American actor, producer, and director.

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Robin Williams

Robin McLaurin Williams (July 21, 1951 – August 11, 2014) was an American actor and comedian.

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Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University is a center for scientific research, primarily in the biological and medical sciences, that provides doctoral and postdoctoral education.

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Royal Canadian Air Force

The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF; Aviation royale canadienne, ARC) is the air force of Canada.

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Royal College of Physicians

The Royal College of Physicians is a British professional body dedicated to improving the practice of medicine, chiefly through the accreditation of physicians by examination.

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San Francisco

San Francisco (initials SF;, Spanish for 'Saint Francis'), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California.

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Science Friday

Science Friday (known as SciFri for short) is a weekly call-in talk show that broadcasts each Friday on public radio stations, distributed by WNYC Studios.

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Seeing Voices

Seeing Voices: A Journey Into the World of the Deaf is a 1989 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks.

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Squat (exercise)

In strength training and fitness, the squat is a compound, full body exercise that trains primarily the muscles of the thighs, hips and buttocks, quadriceps femoris muscle (vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius and rectus femoris), hamstrings, as well as strengthening the bones, ligaments and insertion of the tendons throughout the lower body.

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St Albans

St Albans is a city in Hertfordshire, England, and the major urban area in the City and District of St Albans.

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St Paul's School, London

St Paul's School is a selective independent school for boys aged 13–18, founded in 1509 by John Colet and located on a 43-acre (180,000m2) site by the River Thames, in Barnes, London.

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Stereoblindness

Stereoblindness (also stereo blindness) is the inability to see in 3D using stereopsis, or stereo vision, resulting in an inability to perceive stereoscopic depth by combining and comparing images from the two eyes.

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Steve Silberman

Steve Silberman is an American writer for Wired magazine and has been an editor and contributor there for 14 years.

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Temple Grandin

Mary Temple Grandin (born August 29, 1947) is an American professor of animal science at Colorado State University, consultant to the livestock industry on animal behavior, and autism spokesperson.

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The Blitz

The Blitz was a German bombing offensive against Britain in 1940 and 1941, during the Second World War.

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The Bronx

The Bronx is the northernmost of the five boroughs of New York City, in the U.S. state of New York.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Island of the Colorblind

The Island of the Colorblind is a 1997 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks about achromatopsia on the Micronesian atoll of Pingelap.

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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales is a 1985 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks describing the case histories of some of his patients.

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The Midlands

The Midlands is a cultural and geographic area roughly spanning central England that broadly corresponds to the early medieval Kingdom of Mercia.

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The Mind's Eye (book)

The Mind's Eye is a 2010 book by neurologist Oliver Sacks.

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The Neurosciences Institute

The Neurosciences Institute (NSI) was a small, nonprofit scientific research organization that investigated basic issues in neuroscience.

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The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books (or NYREV or NYRB) is a semi-monthly magazine with articles on literature, culture, economics, science and current affairs.

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The New York Times

The New York Times (sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City with worldwide influence and readership.

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker is an American magazine of reportage, commentary, criticism, essays, fiction, satire, cartoons, and poetry.

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The Open Mind (TV series)

The Open Mind is a nationally broadcast public affairs interview program, the longest-running in the history of American public television.

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The Queen's College, Oxford

The Queen's College is a constituent college of the University of Oxford, England.

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post is a major American daily newspaper founded on December 6, 1877.

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Thom Gunn

Thomson William “Thom” Gunn (29 August 1929 – 25 April 2004), was an English poet who was praised for his early verses in England, where he was associated with The Movement and his later poetry in America, even after moving toward a looser, free-verse style.

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Tom Shakespeare

Sir Thomas William Shakespeare, 3rd Baronet (born 11 May 1966), better known as Tom Shakespeare, is an English sociologist and broadcaster.

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Topanga, California

Topanga is a census-designated place (CDP) in western Los Angeles County, California, United States.

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Tourette syndrome

Tourette syndrome (TS or simply Tourette's) is a common neuropsychiatric disorder with onset in childhood, characterized by multiple motor tics and at least one vocal (phonic) tic.

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Tufts University

Tufts University is a private research university incorporated in the municipality of Medford, Massachusetts, United States.

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UCSF Medical Center

The University of California, San Francisco Medical Center is a research and teaching hospital in San Francisco, California and is the medical center of the University of California, San Francisco.

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Uncle Tungsten

Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood is a memoir by Oliver Sacks about his childhood published in 2001.

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University College London

University College London (UCL) is a public research university in London, England, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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University of California, Los Angeles

The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is a public research university in the Westwood district of Los Angeles, United States.

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University of Oxford

The University of Oxford (formally The Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Oxford) is a collegiate research university located in Oxford, England.

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University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is a plate glass research university in Coventry, England.

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Uveal melanoma

Uveal melanoma is a cancer (melanoma) of the eye involving the iris, ciliary body, or choroid (collectively referred to as the uvea).

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Vintage Books

Vintage Books is a publishing imprint established in 1954 by Alfred A. Knopf.

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Visual agnosia

Visual agnosia is an impairment in recognition of visually presented objects.

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Visual release hallucinations

Visual release hallucinations, also known as Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS) is a type of psychophysical visual disturbance and the experience of complex visual hallucinations in a person with partial or severe blindness.

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden (21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973) was an English-American poet.

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Yeshiva University

Yeshiva University is a private, non-profit research university located in New York City, United States, with four campuses in New York City.

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2008 Birthday Honours

The Queen's Birthday Honours 2008 were appointments by some of the 16 Commonwealth realms to various orders and honours to recognise and reward good works by citizens of those countries.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oliver_Sacks

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