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The Resource How the brain lost its mind : sex, hysteria, and the riddle of mental illness, Allan H. Ropper, MD and Brian David Burrell

How the brain lost its mind : sex, hysteria, and the riddle of mental illness, Allan H. Ropper, MD and Brian David Burrell

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How the brain lost its mind : sex, hysteria, and the riddle of mental illness
Title
How the brain lost its mind
Title remainder
sex, hysteria, and the riddle of mental illness
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Allan H. Ropper, MD and Brian David Burrell
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Language
eng
Summary
"The remarkable, intertwined histories of neurology, psychiatry, neurosyphilis, and hysteria, and the derailing of a coordinated approach to mental illness. In 1882, Jean-Martin Charcot was the premiere physician in Paris, having just established a neurology clinic at the infamous Salpetriere Hospital, a place that was called a "grand asylum of human misery." Assessing the dismal conditions, he quickly set up to upgrade the facilities, and in doing so, revolutionized the treatment of mental illness. Many of Charcot's patients had neurosyphilis (the advanced form of syphilis), a disease of mad poets, novelists, painters, and musicians, and a driving force behind the overflow of patients in Europe's asylums. A sexually transmitted disease, it is known as "the great imitator" since its symptoms resemble those of almost any biological disease or mental illness. It is also the perfect lens through which to peel back the layers to better understand the brain and the mind. Yet, Charcot's work took a bizarre turn when he brought mesmerism--hypnotism--into his clinic, abandoning his pursuit of the biological basis of illness in favor of the far sexier and theatrical treatment of female "hysterics," whose symptoms mimic those seen in brain disease, but were elusive in origin. This and a general fear of contagion set the stage for Sigmund Freud, whose seductive theory, Freudian analysis, brought sex and hysteria onto the psychiatrist couch, leaving the brain behind. How The Brain Lost Its Mind tells this rich and compelling story, and raises a host of philosophical and practical questions. Are we any closer to understanding the difference between a sick mind and a sick brain? The real issue remains: where should neurology and psychiatry converge to explore not just the brain, but the nature of the human psyche?"--
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Ropper, Allan H
Dewey number
612.8/2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QP353
LC item number
.R67 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1955-
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Burrell, Brian
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  • Neurosciences
  • Brain
  • Mental illness
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How the brain lost its mind : sex, hysteria, and the riddle of mental illness, Allan H. Ropper, MD and Brian David Burrell
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Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1080274920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780735214552
Lccn
2018058487
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
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illustration
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(OCoLC)1080274920
Label
How the brain lost its mind : sex, hysteria, and the riddle of mental illness, Allan H. Ropper, MD and Brian David Burrell
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1080274920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 242 pages
Isbn
9780735214552
Lccn
2018058487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)1080274920

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