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Oliver Sacks: The Island of the Colorblind Oliver Sacks: The Island of the Colorblind Oliver Sacks: The Island of the Colorblind

Neurologist ​Sacks, famed for his investigations of unusual medical conditions (The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, etc.), went to Micronesia in 1993 to study firsthand two rare disorders: achromatopsia, or total congenital color blindness, which afflicts more than 5% of the population on the islands of Pingelap and Pohnpei; and lytico-bodig, a fatal, progressive neurodegenerative disease common in Guam, causing paralysis, dementia and catatonia. His total immersion in island life makes this luminous, beautifully written report a wondrous voyage of discovery. Most of those born color-blind never learn to read because they can't see the teacher's writing on the board; they can't work outdoors in bright light, and are unable to see fine detail; yet many achromatopes, Sacks found, develop acute compensatory memory skills and curiosity and thus live in a world of heightened reality. On Guam he visited families tragically scarred by lytico-bodig, a disease blamed by some scientists… (tovább)

A következő kiadói sorozatban jelent meg: Oliver Sacks cover collage Vintage angol

Vintage, London, 1997
312 oldal · puhatáblás · ISBN: 9780676970883

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