Difficult to click the Like button but this man’s work is legendary and admired. Very sad to hear his time is imminent. A wonderful and worthwhile legacy will be left.
[Oliver Sacks is a noted British neurologist, Professor of Neurology at the New York University School of Medicine, and author of many books, including “Awakenings” and “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.” Today he published a piece in the Opinion Pages of The New York Times about learning he has terminal cancer. I hope when the time comes I can confront my end with such spirited courage.
The piece is now available to anyone who reads the Times, either on paper or online. But for the many of you who don’t, I’m typing it out here, in part because that will ensure I myself read it again more carefully — but also, and principally, because there are so few helpful road maps for negotiating our way towards what lies ahead for all of us that this piece, heartrending though it is, deserves to be read widely.]
MY OWN LIFE
Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer
by OLIVER SACKS Feb. 19…
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