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Interesting but superficial overview of clinical cases
am 13. Juni 1999
Reading this book, I felt like touring a museum of curiosities, getting an overview of a large number of clinical case, without any in-depth analysis or understanding of the patients. Overall, the book felt cold and detached and I found myself wanting to know more about each person described, on their personality. They felt too much like lab experiments instead of human beings. However, the scientific aspects seemed well researched, solid and à-propos.
I recommend Sacks'"An Anthropologist on Mars" as a better read, for more in-depth studies of fewer cases.