Joseph Babinski (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
472
Utgivningsdatum
2008-12-25
Förlag
OUP USA
Medarbetare
MD Poirier, Jacques
Illustrationer
25 halftones, 25 lines
Dimensioner
249 x 157 x 33 mm
Vikt
794 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780195369755
Joseph Babinski (inbunden)

Joseph Babinski

A Biography

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The life and work of Joseph Babinski (1857-1932) has been revisited by two French physicians whose enthusiasm for the subject is reflected in the depth and breadth of documentary sources. From Babinski's Polish roots, his father (an intrepid revolutionist, his brother(the gold miner and famous gastronome Ali-Bab to the Babinski circle, his friends, his colleagues and his disciples, the reader will find a refreshing perspective on a particularly fascinating period in
French medicine. His scientific contribution is analyzed in detail, with for the first time a complete bibliography of his publications. These includes not only the Babinski Sign, but also the earlier and heretofore less-known concerning pathological anatomy and histology, the papers on cutaneous and
tendinous reflexes, cerebellar and vestibular semeiology, hysteria and pithiatism, localization of spinal cord compression s and the birth of French neurosurgery.
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<br>"Joseph Babinski is a fresh and balanced assessment of the man and his many contributions. Its authors illuminate the man behind the eponym, thoughtfully consider his legacy, and provide valuable (and surprisingly modern) insights on academic power struggles, the relative benefits of academic and nonacademic practice, and the difficulties of defining one's own career path as distinct from that of a supportive mentor."--As reviewed in the New England Journal of Medicine<br>..".the new book on Babinski is by far the most extensive presentation of his life and work....The book highlights a great historic chapter of French and world neurology..."--Archives of Neurology<br>..".this volume makes a delicious read, absorbing us in the world of fin-de-siecle psychiatry and neurology....the volume will remain compulsory reading for students of medical biography for decades to come."--The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease<br>..".the definitive biography of this major figure in French neur

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1. Babinski's life and times; 2. A complex and captivating personality; 3. The Babinski and their Polish roots; 4. The Babinski circle; 5. The competitive examinations; 6. His revered teachers; 7. Babinski and the Anatomical Society; 8. Babinski, Head of a department at La Pitie Hospital; 9. The affectionate admiration of his pupils; 10. Babinski papers; 11. The reflexes and the Sign; 12. Cerebellar and vestibular symptomatology; 13. Babinski and the birth of French neurosurgery; 14. Babinski as a therapist; 15. Pithiatism versus hysteria; 16. Neurology at the time of Babinski; 17. Babinski's public image; REFERENCES