Description - The Falling Sickness by Owsei Temkin
Owsei Temkin presents the history of epilepsy in Western civilization from ancient times to the beginnings of modern neurology. Extensive quotations from original sources and restraint in the use of modern medical terminology offer unusual insights into what past generations saw, thought and expressed. Yet this is also a developmental history of the disease and as such is guided by modern interests even where older opinions are contrary to those of the present day.
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Johns Hopkins University Press
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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.