Awakenings

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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.
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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.

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subject_facet Dopa -- Therapeutic use -- Case studies, Epidemic encephalitis -- Complications -- Case studies, Epidemic encephalitis -- Complications and sequelae -- Case studies, Parkinsonism, Postencephalitic -- Case studies, Postencephalitic Parkinson's disease -- Case studies
title_display Awakenings
title_full Awakenings, Awakenings / Oliver Sacks
title_short Awakenings
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topic_facet Case studies, Complications, Complications and sequelae, Dopa, Epidemic encephalitis, History, Medical, Nonfiction, Parkinsonism, Postencephalitic, Postencephalitic Parkinson's disease, Psychology, Therapeutic use