The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat

by Oliver Sacks. Summit, $15.95. Dr. Sacks, a neurologist, describes a number of people whose disorders have struck him as exceptionally interesting, as indeed they are. Even more interesting are the deep sympathy that the author displays for his patients, his sometimes surprising reflections on medical practice, the fund of knowledge on which he draws, and the grace with which he writes.
—Phoebe-Lou Adams