The Falling Sickness. A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology.

By: TEMKIN, Owsei (1902-2002).

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8vo. xv, 380 pp. Frontis., 6 plates. Maroon cloth, gilt-stamped cover ornament, gilt-stamped spine title, dust jacket. Near fine. First edition. Temkin's work was defined by his pursuit to understand ancient medicine, "particularly Galen, and its evolving influence on western medicine over the centuries . . . This was a theme that required all Temkin's linguistic skill, as he examined primary sources in Greek, Latin, Arabic, Hebrew, and many European languages to tease out the history of ideas over the centuries, whether on Hippocrates or, as with his first major book, Thefalling sickness (1945; revised edition 1971), a disease, epilepsy. Above all, it required great clarity of understanding to find a path through often complicated ideas." - - Vivian Nutton, Oswei Temkin, Medical History. 2003 Jan; 47(1): 100–103. Garrison and Morton 5015 (1971 ed.). Dust jacket present. First Edition.

Title: The Falling Sickness. A History of Epilepsy from the Greeks to the Beginnings of Modern Neurology.

Author Name: TEMKIN, Owsei (1902-2002).

Categories: Other,

Publisher: Baltimore:, Johns Hopkins Press, 1945.: 1945

lbs: 2.00 lbs

Seller ID: M13601

Keywords: Epilepsy