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A Leg to Stand On Summary
Oliver Sacks

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A Leg to Stand On Summary

Plot Summary

This memoir relates the experience of noted neurologist and author Oliver Sacks, who, after years of having a position of authority over his patients, experiences a severe injury and discovers what it feels like to become a patient himself. From this new perspective, he examines the healing process and comes to what he feels are some important conclusions about the nature of the physician/patient relationship in general, and of his own injury in particular.

The narrative begins with the author's colorful description of the beginning of his happy, peaceable, trip up a challenging mountain in Norway. He writes of the various plants and vistas he observes, of his confusion at seeing a sign warning him of a bull where, he thinks, no bull is likely to be, and of his confidence that he will both complete his climb and be back at the nearby village well before...

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