Chapter abstracts are short descriptions of events that occur in each chapter. They highlight major plot events and detail the important relationships and characteristics of characters and objects. The Chapter Abstracts can be used to review what the students have read, or to prepare the students for what they will read. Hand the abstracts out in class as a study guide, or use them as a "key" for a class discussion. They are relatively brief, but can serve to be an excellent refresher of the text for either a student or teacher.
Preface and Acknowledgements Abstract
* Science has occasions just like poetry does.
Chapter 1 Abstract
* The occasions of medicine are injury and sickness.
Chapter 2 Abstract
* During his recovery Sacks was both the patient and the doctor.
Chapters 3, 4 and 5 Abstract
* In writing A Leg to Stand On, Sacks was helped by A.R. Luria.
Chapter 6 Abstract
* In the current...
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