RIP: Author and Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies at 82

British neurologist and author of the books "Awakenings" and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat," Dr. Oliver Sacks died at the age of 82, New York Times reported Sunday.

Sacks announced in February this year that he had terminal liver cancer. He died at his home in New York City.

Albeit considered as having his own complicated psyche, Sacks got quite a handful of essential books related to case histories of patients he happened to deal with. Most of them even became his friends.

In his 1995 book "An Anthropologist on Mars", Sacks tried to expound how the complex brain handles conditions such as autism, savantism, colorblindness and Tourette's syndrome.

Author and Neurologist Oliver Sacks dies

"The brain is the most intricate mechanism in the universe", Sacks said in an interview with People Magazine.

Sacks took medical school in Britain. He moved to the United States in 1960, where he studied people who contacted encephalitis lethargica.

Source: Reuters

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