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The man who mistook his wife for a hat

The man who mistook his wife for a hat

These illustrations have been produced for the book, 'The man who mistook his wife for a hat'. The book is about the wonders of the mind, and how delicate our minds can be. The illustrations are an attempt to convey the lighter side of neurological disorders.

A man who has to sing, in order to function in daily life.
A 88 year old woman develops syphilis, which makes her feel frisky.
A young woman is dying of a brain tumour, and dreams of going home to India.