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Title The neurological patient in history / edited by L. Stephen Jacyna and Stephen T. Casper
Published Rochester, N.Y. : University of Rochester Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 264 pages)
Series Rochester Studies in Medical History ; v. 20
Rochester studies in medical history ; v. 20
Contents Frontcover; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part One: Medicine Constructs the "Neurological Patient"; 1 The Patient's Pitch; 2 Neurological Patients as Experimental Subjects; Part Two: Public and Private Constructions of the "Neurological Patient"; 3 Speaking for Yourself; 4 The Spouse, the Neurological Patient, and Doctors; Part Three: Patient Groups Construct the "Neurological Patient"; 5 Disappearing in Plain Sight; 6 The Cursing Patient; Part Four: The Patient Constructs the "Neurological Patient"; 7 The Psychasthenic Poet
8 The Encephalitis Lethargica Patient as a Window on the SoulPart Five: Historians Construct the "Neurological Patient"; 9 Neuropatients in Historyland; 10 The Neurological Patient in History; Bibliography; List of Contributors; Index; Backcover
Summary Throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries countless stories about neurological patients appeared in newspapers, books, medical papers, and films. In this kaleidoscopic study, the contributors illustrate how the neurological patient was constructed in history and came to occupy its role in Western culture
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Nervous system -- Diseases -- History.
Patients -- History.
Form Electronic book
Author Casper, Stephen T.
Jacyna, L. S.
ISBN 1580467709 (electronic bk.)
9781580467704 (electronic bk.)