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In 1965, he became a clinical neurologist to the Little Sisters of the Poor and Beth Abraham Hospital. His work in a Bronx charity hospital led him to write the book Awakenings in 1973. The book inspired a play by Harold Pinter and became a film starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams. His other works included An Anthropologist on Mars, The Mind's Eye, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, Uncle Tungsten, Musicophilia, A Leg to Stand On, On the Move: A Life, and Gratitude.
In 2007, he ended his 42-year relationship with the Albert Einstein College of Medicine to accept an interdisciplinary teaching position at Columbia. In 2012, he returned to the New York University School of Medicine as a professor of neurology. He died of cancer on August 30, 2015 at the age of 82.
(Bowker Author Biography) He was born in London & educated in London, Oxford & California. he practices neurology in New York City, where he is also a clinical professor neurology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine & an adjunct professor of neurology at the NYU School of Medicine. He has received the Hawthornden Prize, a Polk Award & a Guggenheim fellowship.