On ABC Classic FM Midday, Margaret Throsby interviews special guests who give extraordinary insights into their life and work, thoughts and feelings. Margaret's guest list reads like a who's who of Australia and the world, but also includes less well-known people with their own remarkable stories. It is Margaret's warmth and her deep engagement with people that make these ABC Classic FM Midday interviews a 'must subscribe' podcast.
September 2nd, 2015
Episode 142 of 224 episodes
Dr Oliver Sacks was a Medical doctor, neurologist, renowned writer and humanist who explored the mysterious ways the human brain works. His writing explored topics like frozen states in humans, the world that deaf people experience, patients living with conditions like colour blindness, Tourettes syndrome, phantom limb syndrome, Parkinson's disease, musical hallucination, Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. He also wrote about his experience as both a doctor and a patient. He died of cancer at the age of 82 on August 30 2015.
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