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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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780801848490
ISBN-10: 0801848490
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 488
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1994
Country of Publication: United States

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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.