Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: handicaps and incapacities

  • Oliver Sacks and seeing beyond synecdoche

    Colleen DonnellyDenver, Colorado Thus she was a ‘moron’, ‘fool’, a ‘booby’, or so had appeared and so been called, throughout her whole life, but one with an unexpected, strangely moving, poetic power. Superficially she was a mass of handicaps and incapacities, with the intense frustrations and anxieties attendant on these; at this level she was, and…