Awakenings

  • von Oliver Sacks
  • Sprecher: Oliver Sacks, Jonathan Davis
  • 13 Std. 8 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

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.
PLEASE NOTE: Some changes have been made to the original manuscript with the permission of Oliver Sacks.

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"One of the most beautifully composed and moving works of our time." (The Washington Post)

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 11.10.2011
  • Verlag: Audible Studios