Wednesday, April 10, 2019

This is Dr. Oliver Sacks (1933-2015), renowned physician, researcher, and author during a coast to coast motorcycle trip across the USA in the early '60s.  Oh, and he was gay, too.


  1. Heavenly Days, McGee!!!! I had no idea about the gay part!! His books on the workings of the human brain are absolutely fascinating, as were the NPR interview/discussions I've listened to in the past - thanks for posting

    1. Dr. Sacks was not "out" in the sense most of us use the term until late in life. Even then, he was very private about his orientation.

  2. Hmmm - I'd better add this for your followers who weren't around in the 40s/50s - google "Heavenly Days, McGee" and you'll find it's one of many catch phrases on an old and wildly popular radio show - dang!! I guess I really am THAT old lol

  3. I did not know that this famous neurologist was gay.