The Man who Mistook his Wife for a Hat

A reader told me once, that there is a book by Oliver Sacks about Losing Color Vision called The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat: And Other Clinical Tales. It shall include some story about a man with a form of acquired color blindness.

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat

I’ve read it—and couldn’t find any word about this colorblind man. Am I now completely blind? Or did I just pick up a wrong edition of this book?

Anyway, the book includes many interesting stories about very special clinical cases. For example a man who can’t really see the big picture anymore. He sees just tiny little details and can’t put them together anymore like to a see a face. That’s why he mistakes his wife as a hat—a true story.

Despite the fact that The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat by Oliver Sacks didn’t include a story about the colorblind man, it is still worth reading.