Brown-Sequard: An Improbable Genius Who Transformed Medicine (Hardback)Michael J. Aminoff (author)
Hardback 376 Pages / Published: 16/12/2010
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Brown-Seguard: An Improbable Genius Who Transformed Medicine traces the strange career of an eccentric, restless, widely admired, nineteenth-century physician-scientist who eventually came to be scorned by antivivisectionists for his work on animals, by churchgoers who believed that he encouraged licentious behavior, and by other scientists for his unorthodox views and for claims that, in fact, he never made. An improbable genius whose colorful life was characterized by dramatic reversals of fortune, he was a founder-physician of England's premier neurological hospital and held important professorships in America and France. Brown-Seguard identified the sensory pathways in the spinal cord and emphasized functional processes in the integrative actions of the nervous system, thereby anticipating modern concepts of how the brain operates. He also discovered the function of the nerves that supply the blood vessels and thereby control their caliber, and the associated reflexes that adjust t
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 729 g
Dimensions: 239 x 162 x 34 mm
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