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SACKS, Dr Oliver.

Typed letter signed,

to Henry Cohen, Baltimore.

Stock Code
104789
[New York], 1993
£450

An interesting correspondence between renowned neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, and Baltimore-based lawyer Henry Cohen, discussing at some length the subject of Sacks' case-study published as 'An Anthropologist on Mars'. The case-study was originally published in abbreviated form in The New Yorker magazine in 1993, and relates Sacks' meeting with Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who is a world-renowned designer of humane livestock facilities and a professor at Colorado State University, as well as the inventor of the 'hug box' for autistics; the title of this essay comes from a phrase Grandin uses to describe how she often feels in social situations.

Cohen's letter challenges Sacks on not evaluating Grandin's dream-state and potential parapraxis, which Sacks answers at some length in his response, indicating that they were part of his study but those sections had been cut from the article (adding that they would appear in the book edition, published

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3 typed pages on 2 US letter sheets, signed 'Oliver' in green ink; some light horizontal folds; accompanied by a file copy of the original typed letter from Cohen (24 December 1993), and an earlier (1989), short autograph letter from Sacks to Cohen, thanking him for a letter and the original autograph envelope for the same.

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