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Oliver Sacks chosen by neurologist Suzanne O'Sullivan

Matthew Parris hears why Suzanne O'Sullivan chooses fellow neurologist and literary hero Oliver Sacks, whose medical case studies include The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

Matthew Parris meets Suzanne O'Sullivan to discuss her medical and literary hero, Oliver Sacks. She first came across his work on a beach in Thailand, reading his famous collection of case studies, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Joining the discussion is Sacks' partner, the writer and photographer Bill Hayes. Together they discuss the career of a gifted medic and writer who also loved motorbikes and wild swimming. Sacks wrote another extraordinary book, Awakenings, which was made into a film starring Robin Williams and Robert de Niro.
Suzanne O'Sullivan is an Irish neurologist and award winning author.
The producer in Bristol is Chris Ledgard

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28 minutes


  • Tue 8 Jan 2019 16:30
  • Fri 11 Jan 2019 23:00

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