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Draaisma, D
Ontregelde geesten. English
Disturbances of the mind / Douwe Draaisma ; translated by Barbara Fasting
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RC346 .D73 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Nervous system -- Diseases -- History
Brain -- Diseases -- History
Neurology -- Research
Brain -- Research
Physical Description v, 360 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm
Note Originally published in Dutch by Historische Uitgeverij in 2006
Includes bibliographical references and index
Summary Sergei Korsakoff, Alois Alzheimer, James Parkinson, Hans Asperger and other eminent scientists, are all names which have become synonymous with a disease, a syndrome, or an autistic disorder. Although the names of these psychiatrists and neurologists are familiar, we often know little about the individuals themselves and the circumstances surrounding their discoveries. What exactly did they discover, and who were their patients? The author reconstructs the lives of these and eight other names from the science of mind and brain. This work provides a fascinating, illuminating, and at times touching insight into the history of brain research. The case histories of Asperger, Bonnet, Capgras, Clerambault, Korsakoff and Gilles de la Tourette syndromes; Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases; the areas of Broca and Brodmann; Jackson's epilepsy; and the Gage matrix are all brought to life and transformed into unforgettable tales
Contents Towards dusk the images appear: Bonnet syndrome -- A tormenting round of tremors: Parkinson's disease -- Phineas Gage's posthumous stroll: the Gage matrix -- The Celestine prophesy: Broca's area -- Sparks from a Leyden jar: Jackson's epilepsy -- Siberian brandy: Korsakoff syndrome -- Go to hell, idiot! Gilles de la Tourette syndrome -- A labyrinth of tangles: Alzheimer's disease -- The Mercator of neurology: Brodmann's areas -- The headquarters of madness: Clérambault syndrome -- A cup of tea for the doppelgänger: Capgras syndrome -- Little professors: Asperger syndrome -- The Cardan suspension of science
Language Translated from the Dutch

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