The Falling Sickness
A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology 2nd Revised edition
By (author) Owsei Temkin
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Falling Sickness by Owsei Temkin
Book DescriptionOwsei 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 in a new softcover edition.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780801848490
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1994
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Owsei Temkin
Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians, Paperback (March 1995)
In compromise, the Church accepted Hippocratic medicine with the proviso that the Christian physician shun all pagan or heretical interpretations of naturalism-he must not, for example, believenature to be divine, the soul a mere function of the brain, or himself the true savior of the sick.
Gynaecology, Paperback (August 1991)
An introduction and notes by Temkin provide insight into the work's historical and scientific background.
Ancient Medicine, Paperback (September 1987)» View all books by Owsei Temkin
This classic study brings together much of Ludwig Edelstein's most important work on the subject of of medicine in antiquity.
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Author Biography - Owsei Temkin
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. His books include The Falling Sickness: A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology, Soranus' Gynecology (translation), and Hippocrates in a World of Pagans and Christians.
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