Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, writer, and amateur chemist. He was Professor of Neurology at New York University graduate School of Medicine. The 1990 movie Awakenings was based on his book where he was played by Robin Williams.
Sacks at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival
Oliver Wolf Sacks
9 July 1933
|Died||30 August 2015 (aged 82)|
|Known for||Popular books containing case studies of some of his patients|
- "NYU Langone Medical Center Welcomes Neurologist and Author Oliver Sacks, MD". newswise.com
- Brown, Andrew (5 March 2005). "Oliver Sacks Profile: Seeing double". The Guardian. Retrieved 10 August 2008.
- Sacks, O. On the Move: A Life. Knopf (2015). ISBN 0385352549
- Sacks, Oliver (February 19, 2015). "My Own Life: Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer". The New York Times. Retrieved February 19, 2015.
- New York Times Oliver Sacks dies at 82 neurologist and author explored the brains quirks
- Oliver Sacks' official website
- Oliver Sacks at Columbia University
- Oliver Sacks article archive at The New York Review of Books
- Oliver Sacks on CNN in January 2011
- Oliver Sacks on Science Friday, National Public Radio