Medicine, Mind, and the Double Brain: A Study in Nineteenth-Century Thought

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Princeton University Press, Jan 1, 1989 - Medical - 352 pages
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This work is an example of conceptual history at its best. The author concentrates on the neurological sciences in the period 1860-1900, principally in France and other European countries. Theories of ... Read full review

Contents

The Pre1860 Legacy
6
Language Localization and the Problem of Asymmetry
35
LeftRight Polarities of Mind and Brain
70
The PostBroca Case for Duality of Mind Basic Issues and Themes
105
LeftBrain versus RightBrain Selves and the Problem of the Corpus Callosum
136
The Experimental Evidence Metalloscopy and HemiHypnosis
166
The Hughlings Jackson Perspective
206
Freud and Jacksons Double Brain The Case for a Psychoanalytic Debt
235
The Fate of the Double Brain
248
Guide to the Major Structures of the Human Brain Discussed in This Study
287
Addenda
290
References
291
Index
329
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Anne Harrington, professor and chair of the History of Science Department at Harvard University, is the author of Reenchanted Science and the editor of The Placebo Effect and The Dalai Lama at MIT. She lives in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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