Order of Oliver Sacks Books
Oliver Sacks (1933-2015) was a British neurologist and author of non-fiction books. The subject of most of his works were his own patients, including the novel Awakenings that was adapted to a film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. Sacks was born in North London to two doctors and evacuated to the Midlands during the Blitz. Like his parents, he would also go into medicine and earned his BA in physiology and biology from The Queen’s College, Oxford University. He would later earn his MA and MB ChB from there as well. Sacks would then move to New York, where he lived from 1966 until his death.
Oliver Sacks became a published author in 1970 with the book Migraine. Below is a list of Oliver Sacks’ books in order of when they were originally released:
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
Oliver Sacks Synopses: In Migraine by Oliver Sacks, seven case studies of people whose “abnormalities” of brain function offer new insights into conceptions of human personality and consciousness.
In A Leg to Stand On by Oliver Sacks, Sacks himself is the patient after an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a long, drawn out medical journey when he finds that his leg now no longer feels part of his body. Sacks’ brilliant description of his crisis and subsequent recovery is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood and the inner nature of illness and health but also a fascinating exploration of the physical basis of identity.