Disturbances Of The Mind

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Item#: 9780521509664
Author Draaisma & Fasting
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Sergei Korsakoff, Alois Alzheimer, James Parkinson, Hans Asperger and other eminent scientists, are all names which have become synonymous with a disease, a syndrome, or an autistic disorder. Although the names of these psychiatrists and neurologists are familiar, we often know little about the individuals themselves and the circumstances surrounding their discoveries. What exactly did they discover, and who were their patients? Douwe Draaisma expertly reconstructs the lives of these and eight other 'names' from the science of mind and
ain. Disturbances of the Mind provides a fascinating, illuminating, and at times touching insight into the history of
ain research. Thanks to Draaisma's unerring eye and elegant, engaging style, the case histories of Asperger, Bonnet, Capgras, Clérambault, Korsakoff and Gilles de la Tourette syndromes; Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases; the areas of Broca and Brodmann; Jackson's epilepsy; and the Gage matrix are all
ought to life and transformed into unforgettable tales.

Short Description
Reconstructs the lives of twelve psychiatrists and neurologists whose names have become synonymous with a disease, syndrome, or autistic disorder.

Table of Contents
Introduction: not the Draaisma syndrome; 1. Towards dusk the images appear: Bonnet syndrome; 2. A tormenting round of tremors: Parkinson's disease; 3. Phineas Gage's posthumous stroll: the Gage matrix; 4. The Celestine Prophesy: Broca's area; 5. Sparks from a Leyden jar: Jackson's epilepsy; 6. Siberian
andy: Korsakoff syndrome; 7. Go to hell, idiot! Gilles de la Tourette syndrome; 8. A labyrinth of tangles: Alzheimer's disease; 9. The Mercator of neurology: Brodmann's areas; 10. The headquarters of madness: Clérambault syndrome; 11. A cup of tea for the doppelgänger: Capgras syndrome; 12. Little professors: Asperger syndrome; 13. The Cardan suspension of science.