Preface and Acknowledgements
• Science has occasions just like poetry does.
• The occasions of medicine are injury and sickness.
• During his recovery Sacks was both the patient and the doctor.
• In writing A Leg to Stand On, Sacks was helped by A.R. Luria.
• In the current edition, he used the original Chapter 7 and inserted an Afterword.
• On a mountain in Norway, Sacks hiked alone, ignoring the warning sign about the bull.
• He was startled by the bull, ran, and fell.
• He severed a tendon in his left leg and "rowed" down the mountain with his hands.
• While nearing death, he remembered life with thankfulness.
• He was rescued at nightfall by two reindeer hunters.
• At a London hospital, Sacks underwent a seven hour surgery.
• In physical therapy, he was unable to move his left leg.
• He lost his left field of vision, similar to when he suffered...
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