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Oliver Sacks on his cancer diagnosis

Oliver Sacks has written about his diagnosis with terminal cancer in the New York Times. He finds himself in agreement with David Hume, who in a similar situation accepted it with equanimity. His mood, he tells us, is one of detachment though not indifference.

Over the last few days, I have been able to see my life as from a great altitude, as a sort of landscape, and with a deepening sense of the connection of all its parts. This does not mean I am finished with life.

He tells us he has completed an autobiography, to be published in the spring, and several other books are nearly finished. Something still to look forward to, then.


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