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Why did Oliver Sacks love the periodic table so much?

Clip: 04/09/2021 | 1m 11s | Video has closed captioning.

The renowned physician and writer Oliver Sacks was known for his amazing empathy for other people. But his first “friends” as a child, as he described, were not people but numbers, minerals, metals, and plants. He loved these things throughout his life and even incorporated them into his wardrobe.

Aired: 04/09/21

Rating: NR

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