Hasn’t he brought us through the decades, guiding us stage by stage toward the present? Hasn’t he opened the way toward a health care loyal to the singular stories of those for whom we care? Hasn’t he opened the way toward a kind of writing loyal to the singular situation of those of whom we write?
Dr. Oliver Sacks has been an always-present presence for the worlds of literature, medicine, narrative, and health. I certainly don’t know this world of ours without him in it. When he died, even though he had been so tender toward us in his gentle warnings that the end was near, I was shocked. It was as if one of the planets had been extinguished… Continua a leggere su Health Affair