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

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JHU Press, 1994 - 467 Seiten

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 available in both paperback and eBook formats.

 

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Inhalt

THE SACRED DISEASE
3
EPILEPSY IN ANCIENT MEDICAL SCIENCE
28
THE MIDDLE AGES
83
MEDIEVAL MEDICAL THEORIES
118
THEOLOGICAL PHILOSOPHICAL AND SOCIAL ASPECTS
137
BROADENING EXPERIENCE AND CHANGING THEORY
184
THE GREAT SYSTEMS
203
THE ENLIGHTENMENT
220
18331861
278
THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
301
JOHN HUGHLINGS JACKSON
328
THE END OF THE FALLING SICKNESS?
347
Epilogue
383
Appendix I
391
Index of Personal Names
445
Index of Subjects
455

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255

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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. He was also the author of Soranus' Gynecology (translation), and Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians.

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