Oliver Sacks on Epilepsy
by Evander Lomke on
For Epilepsy Awareness Month, do check out the great Dr. Oliver Sacks, Hallucinations. Sacks discusses the more unusual aspects of this condition (and others) as it affects behavior, and as neurology rubs against the field of psychiatry and even that of theology. You will not be disappointed. Sacks delves into the desperately misunderstood and stigmatized world of recurring seizures or epilepsy—largely, an orphan disease, more studied in France—in its endlessly fascinating, sometimes tragic, sometimes funny, and more often than realized unrealized forms. On November 27, 2012, this book was favorably reviewed in the New York Times.