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Science  18 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5554, pp. 448
DOI: 10.1126/science.1068179

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Uncle Tungsten Memories of a Chemical Boyhood. Oliver Sacks. Knopf, New York, 2001. 350 pp. $25. ISBN 0-375-40448-1. Picador (Macmillan), London. £17.00. ISBN 0-330-39027-9.

This memoir by the noted neurologist and author focuses on his early fascination with metals, gasses, the periodic table, and chemistry experiments.