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The Island of the Colourblind

Oliver Sacks ½ 2 Free read Read & download ¾ The Island of the Colourblind Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Mars comes a delightful inner and outer journey destined to surprise and please the devoted S. This is mainly a or less ill informed travelogue by a person interested in neurological diseases The core of the book is Sacks visit to Guam in the 1990s to check out Lytico Bodig disease an ALS like disease once endemic on this islandAlas there s not much to the book Sacks relates a bit about the research of others and his visits to patients with the disease who are under the care of Dr John C SteeleI say ill informed travelogue because his knowledge of Guam and the other islands he visits seems limited For example he relates a garbled history of the village of Sumay He doesn t seem to know that it was the site of a US Navy installation as well as the Marine Corps barracks before World War Two or that it was also the site of the Pan American hotel and other PAA facilities where the old flying boat Pan American clippers docked He seems to believe Sumay was a pristine Chamorro village in those days which it most certainly was notAlso Sacks attitude to the military seems rather silly a relic of the hippy dippy sixties and sticking it to the man mentality And he doesn t get that the coral in the waters adjacent to the Navy base are healthier because access is restricted If the Navy let all the locals and tourists in the corals would be severely degraded I can t help thinking Sacks can t be much of a scientist if he doesn t grasp that fact On top of that these days it is the US Navy that is protecting and preserving the threatened cycads that Sacks is so enad with If the Navy had left Guam all those still undeveloped areas would have been bulldozed and turned into resortscondos strip malls and golf courses just like what happened in SaipanSacks description of John Steele s personality and interactions with his Lytico Bodig patients was most interesting to me He describes Steele as highly empathetic and caring However on the Vitals website these days he is rated poor with a 10 out of a possible 40 score for what that s worth But he was also fired as the physician director of the Skilled Nursing Unit Guam Memorial Hospital s long term care facility early in 2012 after the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid conducted a scathing according to press reports survey of the SNU Well whatevs I guess Sacks has come down in favor of bats eating cycad seeds and concentrating a toxin BMAA that Chamorros who ate the bats got a heavy dose of giving them the Lytico Bodig though he doesn t elaborate on that in the book Steele who has studied the disease for most of his professional career has discarded that thesis along with postulated connections with genetics minerals metals food and water The cause remains a mystery which is remarkable for a disease that at one point in the 1940s was the leading cause of death among Chamorros But now it is essentially extinct with only some elderly patients still affected no one has acuired the disease since 1951I wouldn t be surprised if the disease is just another taupathy related to abnormalities in the MAPT gene Or something But even if it is why when and where did it first appear on Guam and why has it died out I can t help thinking the population bottleneck the Chamorros suffered courtesy of the Spanish had something to do with it but what do I know Perhaps Dr Steele will write the definitive book on this disease I look forward to reading itI was hoping to learn something interesting about Lytico Bodig from Sacks book But I didn t Der KlientDer Regenmacher endemic on this islandAlas there s not much to the book Sacks relates a bit about the research of others and his visits to patients with the disease who are under the care of Dr John C SteeleI say ill informed travelogue because his knowledge of Guam and the other islands he visits seems limited For Entfernung von der TruppeAls der Krieg ausbrach example he relates a garbled history of the village of Sumay He doesn t seem to know that it was the site of a US Navy installation as well as the Marine Corps barracks before World War Two or that it was also the site of the Pan American hotel and other PAA facilities where the old flying boat Pan American clippers docked He seems to believe Sumay was a pristine Chamorro village in those days which it most certainly was notAlso Sacks attitude to the military seems rather silly a relic of the hippy dippy sixties and sticking it to the man mentality And he doesn t get that the coral in the waters adjacent to the Navy base are healthier because access is restricted If the Navy let all the locals and tourists in the corals would be severely degraded I can t help thinking Sacks can t be much of a scientist if he doesn t grasp that fact On top of that these days it is the US Navy that is protecting and preserving the threatened cycads that Sacks is so The Silver Branch enad with If the Navy had left Guam all those still undeveloped areas would have been bulldozed and turned into resortscondos strip malls and golf courses just like what happened in SaipanSacks description of John 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Summary The Island of the Colourblind

Oliver Sacks ½ 2 Free read Read & download ¾ The Island of the Colourblind Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free From the bestselling author of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and An Anthropologist on. 1st book for 2020When I was studying psychology in the 1990s I hung out with a lot of people studying clinical neuropsychology where Sacks had a universally bad reputation great words terrible science was the people smarter than me would always say Because of this I have always sort of avoided reading him but recently just before Christmas I came across and read his book Hallucinations which I really enjoyed and decided to slowly work my way through his works enjoying them as works of writing and not getting to caught up on their scientific veracity This book describes two unrelated trips to the Pacific the first to an island with a large percentage of achromatopes people suffering a genetic mutation which leads to a lack of active cones in the retina forcing them to rely solely on their retina rods for vision Cones are responsible not only for color vision hence the title of the book but also for fine acuity and day vision our night vision is essentially mediated by the rods The second part of the book details a trip to Guam to visit a neurologist studying a mysterious endemic ALS like disease that was thought to perhaps have been caused by the ingestion of flour made by cycad seeds though this has now been discarded Both stories are relatively slight works which have the feeling of being travelog pieces that might appear in some Sunday newspaper supplement Still an enjoyable if uick read Unpeople Victims of British Policy enjoyed and decided to slowly work my way through his works Men in White Suits enjoying them as works of writing and not getting to caught up on their scientific veracity This book describes two unrelated trips to the Pacific the first to an island with a large percentage of achromatopes people suffering a genetic mutation which leads to a lack of active cones in the retina forcing them to rely solely on their retina rods for vision Cones are responsible not only for color vision hence the title of the book but also for fine acuity and day vision our night vision is Dune essentially mediated by the rods The second part of the book details a trip to Guam to visit a neurologist studying a mysterious Tehanu endemic ALS like disease that was thought to perhaps have been caused by the ingestion of flour made by cycad seeds though this has now been discarded Both stories are relatively slight works which have the feeling of being travelog pieces that might appear in some Sunday newspaper supplement Still an A Tradition of Victory enjoyable if uick read

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Oliver Sacks ½ 2 Free read Read & download ¾ The Island of the Colourblind Î PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Acks reader Washington Post a work rich in curiosity and compassion and intellectual adventure. Read for Boston Public Library Summer Reading Bingo 2020 A true story Oliver Sacks writes beautiful prose and inspires curiosity about the wonders of the human brain through descriptions of neurology problems This is true in all his writing and here too as he describes rare disorders that are concentrated in Pacific Island populations achromatic colorblindness in Pingelap and lytico bodig a degenerative paralysis similar to parkinsonism or ALS in Guam What makes me uncomfortable about this particular book is the ways in which it is very much in the tradition of Eurocentric white saviory exoticizing travelexploration narratives Sacks writes with sympathy about the plight of the Pingelapese Pohnpeian and Chamarro people and the devastation wrought on them by European and American colonialism and genocide yet he never truly seems to see them as complete people on par with the white scientist colleagues he writes about he betrays his worldview for example by writing about such and such white scientist being the first to discover a disease that has been known in Guam for hundreds of years At the same time Sacks has introduced me in this readable poetic narrative to a number of scientific and historical concepts that were totally unfamiliar to me before I m not ready to trust him entirely I think the things he says and the way he says them reuire a bit of a critical eye but would I have otherwise researched the history of Guam Probably not Sacks has a talent for making complex topics accessible to a wide variety of audiences Poppy Pym and the Smugglers Secret Poppy Pym #3 exoticizing travelexploration narratives Sacks writes with sympathy about the plight of the Pingelapese Pohnpeian and Chamarro people and the devastation wrought on them by European and American colonialism and genocide yet he never truly seems to see them as complete people on par with the white scientist colleagues he writes about he betrays his worldview for Retribution Knights of the Board Room #45 example by writing about such and such white scientist being the first to discover a disease that has been known in Guam for hundreds of years At the same time Sacks has introduced me in this readable poetic narrative to a number of scientific and historical concepts that were totally unfamiliar to me before I m not ready to trust him 13th Century Russian Princes entirely I think the things he says and the way he says them reuire a bit of a critical The Hound of Ulster eye but would I have otherwise researched the history of Guam Probably not Sacks has a talent for making complex topics accessible to a wide variety of audiences


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    Oliver Sacks ½ 2 Free read (PDF/EPUB) [The Island of the Colourblind] As an admirer of Oliver Sacks’s clear inuisitive articles on neurobiology I was saddened to discover that his

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    Download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks ½ 2 Free read Summary The Island of the Colourblind 1st book for 2020When I was studying psychology in the 1990s I hung out with a lot of people studying clinical neuropsychology where Sacks had a universally bad reputation—great words terrible science—was the people smarter than me would

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Island of the Colourblind] Great book Sacks is a superb writer and his enthusiasm bubbles along at a pleasing pace You'll learn about an island where a huge percentage of

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    Summary The Island of the Colourblind (PDF/EPUB) [The Island of the Colourblind] This is mainly a or less ill informed travelogue by a person interested in neurological diseases The core of the book is Sacks' visit to Guam in the 1990s to check out Lytico Bodig disease an ALS like disease once endemic on this islandAlas there's not much to the book Sacks relates a bit about the research of others and his visits to patients with the disease who are under the care of Dr John C SteeleI say ill

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Island of the Colourblind] Download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Oliver Sacks Summary The Island of the Colourblind I KNEW KNEW that Oliver Sacks wouldn't give me informative details on the epidemiology of islands His chatty superficial and self absorbed style made me drop both his Hat and Awakenings books and give it 4 stars anyway out of what charity? B

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    Summary The Island of the Colourblind Download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Oliver Sacks Oliver Sacks ½ 2 Free read I've loved Oliver Sacks for a long time but up until now I'd only read and re read The Man who Mistook his Wife f

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Island of the Colourblind] Summary The Island of the Colourblind Reading books by Oliver Sacks is so hit or miss This one is a miss I wanted to learn about colorblindness Instead in this book I mostly find a travelogue with some acknowledgement of the colorblind children of various Oceania islands So far what I appreciate of Sacks' writingThe Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical TalesSeeing VoicesBoth these books describe what happens when when a person forgets or misunderstan

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    (PDF/EPUB) [The Island of the Colourblind] This is an absolutely fascinating book by Oliver Sacks Really cool dude See he goes on this trip to the Pacific and there is an island there where a huge chunk of the population is Achromatropic pure colorblindedness as in grayscale and he sets out to that island with an achromatropic friend Then he goes to Guam where there is also a huge density of people with a disease called lytico bodig Oh man the world is

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    Oliver Sacks ½ 2 Free read Download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Oliver Sacks Summary The Island of the Colourblind Read for Boston Public Library Summer Reading Bingo 2020 A true story Oliver Sacks writes beautiful prose and inspires curiosity about the wonders of the human brain through descriptions of neurology problems This is true in all his writing and here too as he describes rare disorders that are concentrated in Pacific Island populations achromatic colorblindness in Pingelap and lytico bodig a degenerative paralysis similar to park

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    Download ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ½ Oliver Sacks (PDF/EPUB) [The Island of the Colourblind] Oliver Sacks ½ 2 Free read I was about to give this one three stars because I got a bit bored in the late middle Things are less cohesive and less to the point in the fifty pages before the conclusion then I thought they needed to beThen I remembered that I read Sacks because he's a powerful anecdote teller and he makes Neurology a terrifically human and humane pursuit in the telling So maybe what I mean is that if I'm reading something off the non fiction shelf and

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