'Awakenings' Author, Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

August 30, 2015 3:18 PM

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'Awakenings' Author, Famed Neurologist Oliver Sacks Dies at 82

NEW YORK — Dr. Oliver Sacks, whose books like "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat" probed distant ranges of human experience by compassionately portraying people with severe and sometimes bizarre neurological conditions, has died. He was 82.

Sacks died Sunday at his home in New York City, his assistant, Kate Edgar, said.

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