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[Perspectives] The literary legacy of Oliver Sacks

When Oliver Sacks died in August, 2015, the medical and literary worlds lost one of their most curious and ebullient interdisciplinary writers, a man who could see the poetry in neuroscience and a role for biography in medical practice. There have been many tributes to Sacks and his career, but more remains to be said about his major contributions to literature in the late 20th and early 21st centuries.