Friday, July 24, 2015

Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table - The New York Times

 "I almost certainly will not see my polonium (84th) birthday, nor would I want any polonium around, with its intense, murderous radioactivity. But then, at the other end of my table — my periodic table — I have a beautifully machined piece of beryllium (element 4) to remind me of my childhood, and of how long ago my soon-to-end life began."



Oliver Sacks approaches his death with thoughts of the periodic table that fascinated him as a child.



Oliver Sacks: My Periodic Table - The New York Times




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