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First Edition, Illustrated, Publishers' Original Binding, With Dustwrapper
The first edition, first impression of this work, in the publisher's original price clipped dust wrapper.
Illustrated with a photographic frontispiece, and with one plate to the rear.
Neurologist Sacks provides an account of his treatment of the survivors of the sleeping-sickness epidemic of 1918, which caused hundreds of people to slip into a paralysis with similarities to advanced Parkinson's disease.
These patients were nearly all institutionalized for life, with Sacks recounting the life histories of these individuals, and discussing his treatment of these patients at a hospital in the Bronx.
With a contemporary inscription to the front free endpaper reading 'For El Dopo, with my love'. Sacks treated his patients with the new drug, L-DOPA, which is now used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
In the publisher's original cloth binding, with price clipped dust wrapper. Light bumping to spine head and tail, otherwise externally excellent. Inscription to front free endpaper. Dust wrapper in lovely condition, with light edgewear to back strip head and tail, and small ink marks to reverse of dust wrapper at head of back strip and tail of front flyleaf fold. Internally, firmly bound. Pages clean and bright.
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