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Author Baloh, Robert W. (Robert William), 1942- author

Title Vertigo : five physician scientists and the quest for a cure / by Robert W. Baloh
Published New York : Oxford University Press, [2017]


Description 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents Cover; Vertigo; Copyright; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1. Introduction; The Inner Ear; Dizziness, Vertigo, and the Inner Ear; What Is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo?; Who Discovered the Cure?; Section 1 Prosper Ménière (1799-​1862); 2. Ménière Recognizes That Vertigo Can Originate from the Inner Ear; What Was Known About the Inner Ear in the Mid-​19th Century?; First Hint That the Semicircular Canals May Be Related to Balance; Ménière Presents His Findings in 1861; The First Recorded Case of Ménière's Disease?; More Evidence That Vertigo Can Originate from the Inner Ear
Inconsistencies in Ménière's Description of the Young Girl with VertigoTreatments for Vertigo in the Mid-​19th Century; Ménière's Comments Trigger Heated Debate; 3. Ménière, a Man of Many Interests; Ménière's Academic Career; Ménière Balances Academic, Patient, and Family Activities; Ménière's Everyday Life; Ménière's Role in French Society; Section 2 Josef Breuer (1842-​1925); 4. Breuer Discovers How the Balance Portion of the Inner Ear Works; Eye Movements and the Semicircular Canals; The Gravity-​Sensing Otolith Organs; Evolutionary Development of the Inner Ear
Mach and His Psychophysical ExperimentsBreuer and Mach Work Together to Defend Their Theory; Crum-​Brown, the Model Maker; Who Contributed Most to Our Current Understanding of the Vestibular System?; 5. Breuer, the Renaissance Man; Upbringing and Formative Years; Breuer's Medical Training; Breuer Chooses Private Practice over Academic Medicine; Breuer, the Family Doctor; 6. Breuer's Experiments on the Semicircular Canals and Otolith Organs; Studies on the Semicircular Canals; Ewald's Laws; The Breuer-​Von Cyon Feud; Studies on the Otolith Organs; Overview of the Inner Ear Sensory Receptors
7. Breuer's Contributions to Psychiatry and PhilosophyFreud's Early Work in Neuroanatomy; Anna O. and the Beginnings of Psychoanalysis; Breuer and Freud and Studies on Hysteria; The Friendship Between Breuer and Freud Dissolves; Breuer's Philosophical Beliefs; The Final Years; Section 3 Robert Bárány (1876-​1936); 8. Politzer's Otology Clinic and the Discovery of the Caloric Test; Politzer Maneuver; Teaching in Politzer's Clinic; Robert Bárány Joins Politzer's Clinic; Bárány Discovers the Caloric Test; 9. Bárány's Formative Years and the Conflict in Politzer's Clinic
Bárány's Medical TrainingSource of Conflict in Politzer's Clinic; Accusations Against Bárány; 10. The War Years and Bárány's Decision to Leave Vienna; Bárány Receives the 1914 Nobel Prize in Medicine; Formal Charges Against Bárány; Nobel Committee Response; Questions Regarding Bárány's Caloric Theory; 11. Bárány's Test Battery and the First Description of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo; Romberg Test; Past-​Pointing Test; Bárány's Syndrome; First Description of Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo; 12. Bárány's Life in Uppsala and His Work with Lorente de Nó
Summary Vertigo: Five Physician Scientists and the Quest for a Cure follows this centuries long trek. The book follows the key discoveries made by Prosper Meniere (1799-1862) who first recognized that vertigo could originate from the inner ear, Josef Breuer (1842-1925) who conducted groundbreaking research on the inner ear during his evenings at home after he spent his days working in a busy private medical practice, Robert Barany (1876-1936) who received the Nobel Prize for his early work on the inner ear, Charles Hallpike (1900-1979) who showed that BPPV originates from the inner ear, and Harold Sch
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Vertigo.
Vertigo -- Treatment
Physicians -- Biography.
Vertigo -- history
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo -- therapy
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780190600136