Obituary: Oliver Sacks – (July 9, 1933 – August 30, 2015)
Norman Doidge, MD, recently wrote a 9000-word homage devoted to Oliver Sacks in the form of a eulogy. The article explains Sacks’s monumental achievement in restoring the individual patient to his rightful place as the primary focus of all health care services. In today’s climate to achieve this objective in a realistic way may however be problematic.
Dr. Doidge also explains how Sacks transformed himself into becoming one of the most empathetic physicians and medical writers of our time. It is distinctly a portrait of a man going beyond his own limitations.
It would appear that we can all learn from Oliver Sacks on how to live a full and rewarding life and even how to gracefully exit from that state.