Oliver Sacks

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Oliver Sacks
Sacks at the 2009 Brooklyn Book Festival
Born Oliver Wolf Sacks
(1933-07-09)9 July 1933
London, England
Died 30 August 2015(2015-08-30) (aged 82)
New York City, U.S.
Known for Popular books containing case studies of some of his patients

Oliver Wolf Sacks, CBE (9 July 1933 – 30 August 2015) was a British neurologist, writer, and amateur chemist. He was Professor of Neurology at New York University graduate 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 Queen's College, Cambridge, and at Oxford University.

He addressed his homosexuality for the first time in his 2015 autobiography On the Move: A Life.[3]

Sacks was diagnosed with terminal melanoma and liver cancer in January 2015.[4] He died on 30 August 2015 at his home in New York City at the age of 82 from liver cancer.[5]

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