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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