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Lessons from Oliver Sacks

Daniel R Schweitzer
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (4): 161. || doi: 10.5694/mja15.01185
Published online: 7 March 2016

The art of appreciating each patient’s uniqueness

An inspirational figure in my journey to becoming a neurologist died on 30 August 2015. I have been reflecting on what I have learned from the writings of Oliver Sacks over the course of my career. Many of these lessons apply to medicine more generally.

  • Daniel R Schweitzer

  • Department of Neurology, Nambour General Hospital, Nambour, QLD

Correspondence: danrschweitzer@gmail.com

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