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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales - Part Three, Transports: Introduction and Chapter Fifteen, Reminiscence Summary & Analysis

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Sacks describes the patients in this section as suffering from reminiscence or, as he prefers to call it, transports. These patients have a very strong, personal connection to some memory recalled from their deep past and are therefore "transported" to another place or time. Often when a patient suffers from a transport, he does not confess the problem to his medical doctor because he feels the problem must stem from a purely psychological root. However, Sacks is quick to point out that often transports are the result of a physical problem and runs through the underlying physical cause of each of the transports in the section.

The first chapter in this section is quite long compared to the other four and focuses on two elderly ladies, Mrs. O'C. and Mrs. O'M...

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