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Oliver Sacks on Learning He Has Terminal Cancer

Based on his terrific books his occasional appearances on Radiolab, Oliver Sacks seems like a really great guy: smart, funny, and curious. So it’s pretty sad to hear that he’s been dealt one last shitty hand. But at the same time, it sounds like he’s totally at peace with it:

It is up to me now to choose how to live out the months that remain to me. I have to live in the richest, deepest, most productive way I can.

He’ll be missed.