Oliver Sacks held a lecture at the Nobel Museum

Yesterday, on Tuesday May 22, Professor Oliver Sacks held a lecture called "Narrative and Medicine: The Case History". The audience listened attentively as Professor Sacks picked and chose from his long and fascinating career as a neurologist and writer. His model to focus on the individual story of each patient and write them down was first met with scepticism among colleagues. But the impact his pioneer work has had on medical investigations over the last decades is hard to exaggerate. He told us that he gets thousands of letters with questions and storys about different neurological conditions. Even though he does'nt have the possibilty to look closer on more than a few of them his fascination regarding humans and their differences has never diminished. As he put it: "I don't remember a single lecture in med-school but I remember every patient".


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