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Oliver Sacks, neurologist and bestselling author, dies at 82

Oliver Sacks, neurologist and bestselling author, dies at 82

Oliver Sacks, the neurologist and bestselling author who sought to humanize people with brain disorders by portraying their bizarre lives not as litanies of freakish behaviors but as examples of resiliency, has died. He was 82. Sacks, who was once called the "poet laureate of medicine," died Sunday morning at his home in New York, said his assistant, Kate Edgar. The cause was cancer, Edgar said. NEWSLETTER: Get the day's top headlines from Times Editor Davan Maharaj >> In February he announced that cancer that began in an eye years ago had metastasized to his liver. "It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me," he...

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