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Awakenings (1990) - Based on a memoir, Oliver Sacks (played by the late Robin Williams), a neurologist, works to find a way to 'awaken' patients with encephalitis lethargica. 

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Watched this during class and was so fascinated by L-Dopa and how it affected patients with encephalitis lethargica. I do believe there are some Hollywood aspects that exaggerated the film - nonetheless, it was still great and you guys should definitely try it out. 

 

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49 minutes ago, Whalien said:

Awakenings (1990) - Based on a memoir, Oliver Sacks (played by the late Robin Williams), a neurologist, works to find a way to 'awaken' patients with encephalitis lethargica. 

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Watched this during class and was so fascinated by L-Dopa and how it affected patients with encephalitis lethargica. I do believe there are some Hollywood aspects that exaggerated the film - nonetheless, it was still great and you guys should definitely try it out. 

There's the usual suspension of disbelief with stuff, but hey, this sounds plenty interesting, thanks for the rec! (You've made a home here and I appreciate :"))

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@Whalien You had me at L-Dopa and then again at encephalitis lethargica. I shall check this out after school is over!

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