The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: by Oliver Sacks | Key Takeaways, Analysis & Review

Summary of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat: by Oliver Sacks | Includes Analysis


In this 30th anniversary edition of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,

Oliver Sacks, M.D. brings together more than two dozen narratives of patients with

many different neurological impairments. The narratives illuminate medical details

of the diseases while illustrating how those diseases play out in a patient’s thoughts

and actions, bringing a more human aspect to the ailments.

These neurological impairments take on many forms. Losses can be highly

disruptive to a patient’s life, such as Jimmie G.’s severe memory loss. However,

many patients find ways to adapt to their ailments and recoup those losses in other

ways, such as Mr. P., a music teacher who lost his ability to distinguish faces and

objects, even mistaking his wife for his hat, who learned to sing to himself to keep

from becoming disoriented. And MacGregor, who installed a level on his glasses

to enable him to stand upright to correct a persistent lean…

PLEASE NOTE: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and NOT the

original book.

Inside this Instaread of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat:

 Overview of the book

 Important People

 Key Takeaways

 Analysis of Key Takeaways

About the Author

With Instaread, you can get the key takeaways and analysis of a book in 15

minutes. We read every chapter, identify the key takeaways and analyze them for

your convenience.
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    patients with neurocognitive disorders can sometimes display extraordinary abilities and intellect, particularly in the realms of music, art, and numbers.

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