"I listened in on an NPR program discussing not just the brilliance of neurologist Oliver Sacks, but his equal talent in sharing his knowledge in a way that was accessible, engaging and inspiring.
The broadcast was a powerful reminder of the fact that knowledge has value; but the ability to communicate knowledge is priceless. The news of our loss of this man and his genius reminds me of the power of communications in connecting people, ideas and emotions. Oliver Sacks' legacy was his compassionate ability to communicate and connect."
There was the blind man who had the disastrous experience of regaining his sight. The surgeon who developed a sudden passion for music after being struck by lightning. And most famously, the man who mistook his wife for a hat