Author:TEMKIN, Owsei (1902-2002)

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

By: TEMKIN, Owsei (1902-2002).

Price: $95.00

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

Seller ID: M13601


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... View more info