The Falling Sickness: A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology

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JHU Press, Mar 1, 1994 - Medical - 488 pages
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Owsei Temkin presents the history of epilepsy in Western civilization from ancient times to the beginnings of modern neurology. First published in 1945 and thoroughly revised in 1971, this classic work by one of the history of medicine's most eminent scholars now returns to print in a new softcover edition.

 

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Contents

Illustrations
PARTONE
The Sacred Disease
II
PART TWO
The Falling Sickness
IVMedieval Medical Theories
PARTTHREE
18001833
18331861
PART SIX
XIJacksons Forerunners
XIIJohn Hughlings Jackson
XIIIThe End of the Falling Sickness?
Epilogue
APPENDICES

VTheological Philosophical and Social Aspects
VIBroadening Experience and Changing Theory
PARTFOUR
VIIThe Great Systems
VIIIThe Enlightenment
PART FIVE
Appendix II
BIBLIOGRAPHY
Index of Personal Names
Index to Subjects
Copyright

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Owsei Temkin, M.D. (1902–2002), was William H. Welch Professor of the History of Medicine and director of the Institute of the History of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University. His books include The Falling Sickness: A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology, Soranus' Gynecology (translation), and Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians.

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