Awakenings

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Awakenings General Psychology
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Awakenings-which inspired the major motion picture-is the remarkable story of a group of patients who contracted sleeping sickness during the great epidemic just after World War I. Frozen for decades in a trance-like state, these men and women were given up as hopeless until 1969, when Dr. Oliver Sacks gave them the then-new drup L-DOPA, which had an astonishing, explosive, 'awakening' effect. Dr. Sacks recounts the moving case histories of his patients, their lives, and the extraordinary transformations that went with their reintroduction to a changed world.

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