Awakenings / Oliver Sacks
Book | Vintage Books | 1999. | 1st Vintage Books ed.
Available at St Charles Second Floor (Call number: RC 382 .S23 1999)

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Published
New York : Vintage Books, 1999.
Description
xxxix, 408 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [395]-401) and index.
Summary
Describes the author's work with institutionalized patients at Mount Carmel Hospital and the dramatic effects of the drug L-DOPA on twenty patients suffering from encephalitic Parkinsonism.
A series of case studies of some of the people who developed a sleeping-sickness after World War I and remained in a sleep state until given the drug L-Dopa. Also describes their lives, the transformation after awakening, and then describes parts of the film made from these case studies. -- Publisher description.
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Keyword
Parkinson Disease, Postencephalitic.
Levodopa therapeutic use.
Contents
Parkinson's Disease and Parkinsonism -- The sleeping-sickness (Encephalitis Lethargica) -- The aftermath of the sleeping-sickness (1927-67) -- Life at Mount Carmel -- The coming of L-DOPA -- Awakenings. Frances D. -- Magda B. -- Rose R. -- Robert O. -- Hester Y. -- Rolando P. -- Miriam H. -- Lucy K. -- Margaret A. -- Miron V. -- Gertie C. -- Martha N. -- Ida T. -- Frank G. -- Maria G. -- Rachel I. -- Aaron E. -- George W. -- Cecil M. -- Leonard L. -- Perspectives. Perspectives -- Awakening -- Tribulation -- Accommodation -- A History of the Sleeping-Sickness -- 'Miracle' Drugs: Freud, William James, and Havelock Ellis -- The electrical basis of awakenings -- Beyond L-DOPA -- Parkinsonian space and time -- Chaos and awakenings -- Awakenings on stage and screen.
ISBN
0375704051
9780375704055
9780307398154
0307398153
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