neurology

Remembering Oliver Sacks

One thing I’ll never forget about my 1997 interview with Oliver Sacks was that, after trying for weeks to get to see him, I neglected to turn on the tape recorder. When I left his Greenwich Village apartment and tried to play back the tape, I realized it was blank. And his voice was so soft-spoken and gripping that I barely took notes. I felt like a character out of one of his studies: The Reporter Who Mistook Her Finger for a Microphone.

Oliver Sacks. Photo by Elena Seibert

Doc Says Giffords Well Enough To Run

08/04/2011 - 20:00

Gabrielle Gifford's neurosurgeon says that the Arizona congresswoman could run for re-election.

Peter Rhee, the doctor who operated on Giffords' brain after she was shot in January, told the NBC affiliate KVOA Tuesday that Giffords' mental faculties had fully recovered.

""There's no real reason she wouldn't be able to hold office," Rhee said. "It's not about her capabilities. It's purely [a decision] that is personal and what her desires are. I'll support her in whichever way she goes."

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