Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks

Sacks at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival
Born Oliver Wolf Sacks
9 July 1933 (1933-07-09) (age 82)
London, England
Known for Popular books containing case studies of some of his patients

Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE (born 9 July 1933), is a British-American neurologist, writer, and amateur chemist. He is Professor of Neurology at New York University School of Medicine.[1] The 1990 movie Awakenings was based on his book where he was played by Robin Williams.

Sacks was born on 9 July 1933 in London, England to a Jewish family.[2] He studied at St Paul's School, at The Queen's College, and at Oxford University.

Sacks was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer in January 2015.[3]

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