Dates in Neurology: A Chronological Record of Progress in Neurology Over the Last Millennium

Dates in Neurology: A Chronological Record of Progress in Neurology Over the Last Millennium

by H S.J. Lee
     
 

Attractively bound and illustrated, Dates in Neurobiology presents an all-encompassing chronological history of neurology from the ideas of Greek and Roman civilization to the present day. Each entry contains a concise historical or biographical synopsis that helps readers appreciate the developments in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and technology in the last… See more details below

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Attractively bound and illustrated, Dates in Neurobiology presents an all-encompassing chronological history of neurology from the ideas of Greek and Roman civilization to the present day. Each entry contains a concise historical or biographical synopsis that helps readers appreciate the developments in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology and technology in the last millennium. The book provides a fascinating, useful record of the landmarks in the development of neurology, including key names and events, from the writings of Hippocrates to the implications of modern imaging and surgical techniques.

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Reviewer: Louis D. Boshes, MD (University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine)
Description: Neurology, one of the most important components in the neurosciences, may have had origins as far back as 4000 BC when the poppy plant was reported to have sedative and euphoriant effects. Some 1000 years later, archeologists began to uncover trephinal shields in various areas of the world, chiefly in Peru and this discovery is the take-off of this fascinating small tome of facts.
Purpose: The editor, in less than 200 pages, has done a remarkable research job in collecting, retrieving, and placing into context events discoveries, achievements, and milestones in neurology from 3000 BC to 2000 AD.
Audience: Students, trained clinicians, or researchers can seek and find reference to the subject at hand by skimming through the book. Also they will note that the content of the reference can transcend neurology to other areas in the neurosciences for value. There are several illustrations of researchers and their contributions.
Features: In the study and teaching of neurology history is a must and this volume is a cornucopia of history. The over 1000 references are valued in quality, quantity, and depth. This book has no index but the editor plans a second and larger edition.
Assessment: I believe that this tome should be in hand or at the elbow of the medical student studying neurology, the trainee, or the clinician in the field. I recommend it highly for an adjunctive tool in the discipline.
Louis D. Boshes
Neurology, one of the most important components in the neurosciences, may have had origins as far back as 4000 BC when the poppy plant was reported to have sedative and euphoriant effects. Some 1000 years later, archeologists began to uncover trephinal shields in various areas of the world, chiefly in Peru and this discovery is the take-off of this fascinating small tome of facts. The editor, in less than 200 pages, has done a remarkable research job in collecting, retrieving, and placing into context events discoveries, achievements, and milestones in neurology from 3000 BC to 2000 AD. Students, trained clinicians, or researchers can seek and find reference to the subject at hand by skimming through the book. Also they will note that the content of the reference can transcend neurology to other areas in the neurosciences for value. There are several illustrations of researchers and their contributions. In the study and teaching of neurology history is a must and this volume is a cornucopia of history. The over 1000 references are valued in quality, quantity, and depth. This book has no index but the editor plans a second and larger edition. I believe that this tome should be in hand or at the elbow of the medical student studying neurology, the trainee, or the clinician in the field. I recommend it highly for an adjunctive tool in the discipline.
Booknews
From 3000 BC when trephination was undertaken in nearly all parts of the world, to 1752 AD when the first successful operation for a brain abscess was performed by a French surgeon, to 1999 when researchers at the University of Maryland found a way of using bacteriophages to infect and kill , a bacterium responsible for most deaths from cystic fibrosis, here are the major events in the history of neurology. Occasional b&w photos and drawings punctuate this chronology (exact dates not included) of 10- to 35-word descriptions, often technical, of each noteworthy occurrence. Lacks index and bibliography. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781850705291
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/15/2000
Series:
Landmarks in Medicine Series
Edition description:
ILLUSTRATED
Pages:
164
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.66(d)

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