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Sacks, Oliver
Sacks, Oliver
Sacks, Oliver
Sacks, Oliver
Sacks, Oliver
Sacks, Oliver
Sacks, Oliver

Migraine: The Evolution of a Common Disorder [Signed]

Sacks, Oliver

Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1972. Signed, dated ("3/10/97"), and inscribed by Sacks on front flyleaf. Second printing, in the same format and dust jacket as the first edition of 1970.

The celebrated neurologist's first book, written while working at a headache clinic in the Bronx. Sacks undertook the work after an amphetamine-fueled reading of a rare 19th century migraine treatise by Edward Liveing--an experience so transportive that, decades later in The New Yorker, Sacks would write, "At times, I was unsure whether I was reading the book or writing it." Inspired, he determined become the "Liveing of our time," and completed the first draft of Migraine in a mere nine days--only to swear off amphetamines once and for all.

Blue cloth, in dust jacket. Octavo, 8.75 x 5.75 in. 298pp. Moderate shelf-wear and soiling to the bookcloth, particularly the spine panel. Former owner's name and address penned on the front pastedown. Some light spotting to the top and upper fore-edge of the textblock. The unclipped jacket shows minor rubbing/soiling and light crumpling at the spine ends and tips. A very good (-) copy in a quite presentable jacket.

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