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Brown-Séquard : an improbable genius who transformed medicine / Michael J. Aminoff.

  • Aminoff, Michael J. (Michael Jeffrey)
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About this work


New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.

Physical description

xiv, 356 pages, 28 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm

Bibliographic information

Includes bibliographical references and index.


The death of a professor -- At home in Mauritius -- A medical student in Paris -- Great expectations -- The physics of the circulation : why we don't faint on standing, and why we get bedsores on lying still for too long -- Fame in the making -- Fame and fortune in Britain : a piece of cake -- Broken dreams and promises -- Musical chairs -- Thoughts about the brain -- The disease of devils and demons -- The magnificent maverick -- A new system of medicine -- Scenes from the world of a scientist -- A backward glance and a reckoning.



  • English

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  • LocationStatus
    History of Medicine
    BZP (Brown-Séquard)
    Open shelves

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  • 9780199742639
  • 0199742634