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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date September 1, 1999
Pages 408
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780375704055
ISBN-10 0375704051
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Original list price $15.95
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A compassionate, literary account describes the author's work with institutionalized patients at Mount Carmel hospital and the dramatic effects of the drug LDOPA on twenty patients suffering from encephalitic Parkinsonism. Reprint. 15,000 first printing. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drug L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, "awakening" effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations which went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780671648343
 
from Borgo Pr (June 1, 1991)
9780809590353 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $31.00
from Peter Smith Pub Inc (January 1, 1990)
9780844662770 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.50 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $25.50
About: “Compulsively readable.
Reissue edition from Summit Books (September 1, 1987)
9780671648343 | details & prices | 339 pages | List price $18.95
About: Describes the effects of the drug L-DOPA on twenty patients with encephalitic Parkinsonism
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (September 1, 1999)
9780375704055 | details & prices | 408 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $15.95
About: Describes the author's work with institutionalized patients at Mount Carmel Hospital and the dramatic effects of the drug L-DOPA on twenty patients suffering from encephalitic Parkinsonism
Reprint edition from Perennial (November 1, 1990)
9780060973681 | details & prices | 408 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.90 lbs | List price $14.00
About: Describes the effects of the drug L-DOPA on twenty patients with encephalitic Parkinsonism
Reissue edition from E P Dutton (September 1, 1987)
9780525483502 | details & prices | List price $8.95
About: Awakenings--which inspired the major motion picture--is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I.
New rev edition from Random House Inc (July 1, 1976)
9780394716459 | details & prices | 344 pages | List price $2.95
About: Describes the effects of the drug L-DOPA on twenty patients with encephalitic Parkinsonism
Cassette/Spoken Word
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from Harperaudio (December 1, 1990)
9781559943697 | details & prices | 4.50 × 7.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $15.95
About: “Compulsively readable.
Unabridged edition from Spoken Arts (December 1, 1987)
9780804511766 | details & prices | 5.00 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $11.95
About: Awakenings — which inspired the major motion picture — is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping-sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I.

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