Oliver Sacks', The Mind's Eye
September 1, 2010 10:18 AM Subscribe
Oliver Sacks is surviving cancer of the eye
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, ocular melanoma. In his latest book, The Mind’s Eye
, he "tells the stories of people who are able to navigate the world and communicate with others despite losing what many of us consider indispensable senses and abilities." In the interview, Sacks talks about his diagnosis, the after-effects of his radiation treatment (which include hallucinations that resolve themselves into words if he "smokes a little pot"), his apprenticeships with poets W.H. Auden and Thom Gunn, and the importance of science writing in an age when the authority of science is being undermined by religious zealots. Via MeFi's own, Steve Silberman, digaman.
This info comes via a new network of blogs
launching today from PLoS.org
, the Public Library of Science, that will also feature blogs by former SciAm editor in chief John Rennie and Pulitzer-prize winning author of "The Poisoner's Handbook," Deborah Blum.