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Rude Awakening: The neurologist whose book inspired the movie “Awakenings” will be laid off next month because of budget cuts at New York state mental hospitals. Dr. Oliver Sacks, 57, will lose his job at the Bronx Psychiatric Center, where he has worked since 1966, said his spokeswoman, Kate Edgar. He is among 1,200 doctors, nurses, therapists and other employees who will lose their jobs at institutions around New York, the New York Post reported. “Awakenings” described Sacks’ experiences with sleeping sickness patients at Beth Abraham Hospital in the Bronx in the late 1960s. Sacks also wrote the best-selling “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat.”


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