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Book Review: The Island of the Colorblind by Oliver Sacks

In December of 2013, Sacks did an interview on Science Friday where he mentioned The Island of the Colorblind. Though I have no intimate experiences with colorblindness, a high school instructor of mine had protanopia. My teacher spoke openly about his experiences with it, light heartedly describing how his wife would always double check his outfits to make sure they color-coordinated. Memories of his stories have always stuck with me and after listening to Sacks discuss his fascination with all forms of colorblindness, I was highly intrigued by the premise of the book, that there existed somewhere out there an island which had a significant population of colorblind. 

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