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Awakenings

Oliver Sacks

Awakenings

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Postencephalitic Parkinson"s disease -- Case studies.,
  • Epidemic encephalitis -- Complications -- Case studies.,
  • Dopa -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies.,
  • Dopa -- Therapeutic use.,
  • Encephalitis, Epidemic -- Drug therapy.,
  • Parkinsonism -- Drug therapy.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Oliver Sacks.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRC382 .S23 1974
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 249 p.
    Number of Pages249
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5421812M
    ISBN 100385035624
    LC Control Number73015363


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