Medicine and Modernism
A Biography of Henry Head
By (author) L. S. Jacyna
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Medicine and Modernism by L. S. Jacyna
Book DescriptionAn in-depth study of the English neurologist and polymath Sir Henry Head (1861-1940). Head bridged the gap between science and the arts. He was a published poet who had close links with such figures as Thomas Hardy and Siegfried Sassoon. His research into the nervous system and the relationship between language and the brain broke new ground.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781851969074
(229mm x 152mm x 36mm)
Imprint: Pickering & Chatto (Publishers) Ltd
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author L. S. Jacyna
Lost Words, Hardback (August 2000)
Analyzes medical writings on aphasia to illuminate scientific discourse on the relations between language and the brain, from the beginnings of this discussion through World War I. This book reveals the power they exerted on the ways in which the human subject was constructed in medicine.
Nineteenth-Century Origins of Neuroscientific Concepts, Paperback (June 1992)» View all books by L. S. Jacyna
Traces the seminal ideas that emerged in the first half of the nineteenth century, when the fundamental concepts of modern neurophysiology and anatomy were formulated in a period of unprecedented scientific discovery.
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Author Biography - L. S. Jacyna
L. S. Jacyna is a research fellow at the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow.
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