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A Leg to Stand on
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Touchstone Books
Publication date April 29, 1998
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780684853956
ISBN-10 0684853957
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.75 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $15.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
A neurologist describes his struggle to recover from a mountain climbing accident and examines the effects of a neural injury on the sense of self (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Dr. Oliver Sacks's books Awakenings, An Anthropologist on Mars and the bestselling The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat have been acclaimed for their extraordinary compassion in the treatment of patients affected with profound disorders.
In A Leg to Stand On, it is Sacks himself who is the patient: an encounter with a bull on a desolate mountain in Norway has left him with a severely damaged leg. But what should be a routine recuperation is actually the beginning of a strange medical journey when he finds that his leg uncannily no longer feels part of his body. Sacks's brilliant description of his crisis and eventual recovery is not only an illuminating examination of the experience of patienthood and the inner nature of illness and health but also a fascinating exploration of the physical basis of identity.

Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780671467807
 
from Simon & Schuster (July 1, 1984)
9780671467807 | details & prices | 222 pages | List price $14.95
About: A neurologist describes his struggle to recover from a mountain climbing accident and examines the effects of a neural injury on the sense of self
Paperback
Book cover for 9780684853956
 
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Reprint edition from Touchstone Books (April 29, 1998)
9780684853956 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $15.99
About: A neurologist describes his struggle to recover from a mountain climbing accident and examines the effects of a neural injury on the sense of self
Reissue edition from Perennial (May 1, 1994)
9780060925444 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.50

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