At First Sight
(story "To See and Not See" - as Oliver Sacks M.D.)
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Oliver Sacks M.D. | Dr. Oliver Sacks | Oribâ Sakkusu
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[on discovering that the study of modern chemistry was more theoretical than tactile] This seemed an awful prospect, for I - at least - needed to smell and touch and feel, to place myself, my senses in the middle of the perceptual world. I had dreamed of becoming a chemist, but the chemistry that really stirred me was the lovingly detailed, naturalistic, descriptive chemistry of the nineteenth ...
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to medicine.