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Oliver Sacks

Oliver Sacks, a neurologist, writer, and pianist best known for humanizing some of mankind’s most complex and poorly understood diseases, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, according to the New York Times. Sacks was diagnosed with ocular melanoma nine years ago, which metastasized to his liver and other parts of his body earlier this year. He announced that he had mere months to live in February and died Sunday at age 82. Since February, Sacks—who regularly wrote about his...