The history of the brain and mind sciences : technique, technology, therapy / edited by Stephen T. Casper and Delia Gavrus.

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Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2017.

Physical description

vi, 310 pages : black and white illustrations ; 24 cm.


"We are veritable animals" : the nineteenth-century Paris menagerie as a site for the science of intelligence / L. Stephen Jacyna -- "Physiological surgery" : laboratory science as the epistemic basis of modern surgery (and neurosurgery) / Thomas Schlich -- Configuring epidemic encephalitis as a national and international neurological concern / Kenton Kroker -- Circuits, algae, and whipped cream : the biophysics of nerve, ca. 1930 / Max Stadler -- Epilepsy and the laboratory technician : technique in histology and fiction / Delia Gavrus -- "What was in their luggage?" : German refugee neuroscientists, migrating technologies, and the emergence of interdisciplinary research networks in North America, 1933 to 1963 / Frank W. Stahnisch -- Dualist techniques for materialist imaginaries : matter and mind in the 1951 Festival of Britain / Stephen T. Casper -- A "model schizophrenia" : amphetamine psychosis and the transformation of American psychiatry / Justin Garson -- Salvation through reductionism : the National Institute of Mental Health and the return to biological psychiatry / Brian P. Casey -- Coda : technique, marginality, and history / Katja Guenther.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-295) and index.


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