Honors for Oliver Sacks

Queen Elizabeth II has named Dr. Sacks a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Dr. Sacks says that, having grown up in London, he is thrilled and honored to be recognized by the UK, and he is celebrating by beginning in earnest to write his next book, on vision and the brain. He is also working on an essay about Darwin and botany, and continuing his investigations into schizophrenia and community care.