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Dr. Oliver Sacks discusses his book "The Island of the Colorblind"

BROADCAST: Jan. 16, 1997 | DURATION: 00:53:15

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His book, "The Island of the Colorblind," was the result of Dr. Oliver Sacks' travels to Micronesia. Sacks was puzzled by how people that were color blind could tell if a banana was ripe. A man told Sacks that one must rely on the smell of the banana and its texture. The second part of the book is devoted to Sacks' travels to Guam.