Dr. Oliver Sacks - He is the author of the book and also a character in all of the stories. Although he is a character, he is not the main character. This character, a neurologist, is only the medium through which the other characters are able to come alive for the reader. It is through his unique blend of clinician and humanitarian that many of the characters in the book become more than just patients.
Dr. P. - This character is a successful musician and teacher. He has a great love of music and the arts in general. He develops a disorder which evolves gradually until he is unable to recognize objects for what they are. He sees pieces of an object or person but cannot visualize the object as a whole entity.
Jimmie G. - Time stands still for this character and he has no recollection of events...
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