Injured Brains of Medical Minds: Views from Within
Department of Neuropsychology Narinder Kapur, Narinder Kapur
Oxford University Press, 1997 - Medical - 426 pages
This book provides a unique perspective on what it is like to be brain damaged, seen through the eyes of doctors and neuroscientists who have themselves suffered a brain injury or brain illness. It brings together more than 50 personal stories written over 120 years. Each article in its own right represents a fascinating insight into the effects of brain damage on the individual, covering areas that are often neglected in neurology and neuropsychology textbooks. Each of the personal accounts is accompanied by a Commentary that puts the papers into the context of our current theory and clinical practice. There are sections covering memory disorders, language disorders, visual disorders, Parkinson's disease, brain tumour, stroke, head injury, and epilepsy. An introduction to each of these sections provides background information for the non-specialist reader. An Overview chapter attempts to integrate the lessons to be learned across the various sections. Injured brains of medical minds: views from within presents some extraordinary stories and makes a highly original introduction to neuropsychology and neurology. It is also an invaluable resource for anyone involved in neuropsychological or neurological research.
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