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Published: 30 June 2014

256 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719091926

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The Neurologists

A History of a Medical Specialty in Modern Britain, c.17892000

By (author) Stephen T. Casper

Published by Manchester University Press

  • A singular, narrative history that explains how Renaissance-styled men and women of medicine made neurology the medical field most concerned with the philosophical status of man
  • A social, cultural and intellectual history of British neurology spanning two centuries
  • Charts a course from the French Revolution to the 'Decade of the Brain' that demonstrates definitively how nineteenth-century scientists and physicians became twentieth-century neurologists
  • Explains the rise of neuroculture
  • Offers a revisionist account of medical specialisation