2007

Brain, Mind and Medicine: Essays in Eighteenth-Century Neuroscience

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ISBN: 978-0-387-70966-6 (Print) 978-0-387-70967-3 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiii

  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-4

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      Pages 5-10

      Chronology

  3. Background

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      Pages 12-14

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      Pages 15-28

      Brain and Mind in the ‘Long’ Eighteenth Century

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      Pages 29-41

      Enlightening Neuroscience: Microscopes and Microscopy in the Eighteenth Century

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      Pages 43-52

      Corpus Curricula: Medical Education and the Voluntary Hospital Movement

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      Pages 53-60

      Some Thoughts on the Medical Milieu in the Last Quarter of the Eighteenth Century as Reflected in the Life and Activities of James Parkinson (1755–1824)

  4. The Nervous System

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 62-65

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      Pages 67-84

      John Hunter's Contributions to Neuroscience

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      Pages 85-98

      William Cullen (1710–1790) and Robert Whytt (1714–1766) on the Nervous System

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      Pages 99-113

      1710: The Introduction of Experimental Nervous System Physiology and Anatomy by François Pourfour du Petit

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      Pages 115-124

      Irritable Glue: The Haller–Whytt Controversy on the Mechanism of Muscle Contraction

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      Pages 125-143

      The Taming of the Electric Ray: From a Wonderful and Dreadful “Art” to “Animal Electricity” and “Electric Battery”

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      Pages 145-158

      Luigi Galvani, Physician, Surgeon, Physicist: From Animal Electricity to Electro-Physiology

  5. Brain and Behaviour

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 160-162

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      Pages 163-176

      The Vision of William Porterfield

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      Pages 177-190

      David Hartley's Neural Vibrations and Psychological Associations

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      Pages 191-200

      Charles Bonnet's Neurophilosophy

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      Pages 201-208

      Swedenborg and Localization Theory

  6. Medical Theories and Applications

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 210-212

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      Pages 213-231

      Neuroscience in the Work of Boerhaave and Haller

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      Pages 233-243

      Apoplexy: Changing Concepts in the Eighteenth Century

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      Pages 245-256

      Benjamin Franklin and the Electrical Cure for Disorders of the Nervous System

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      Pages 257-270

      Gentleman's Magazine, the Advent of Medical Electricity, and Disorders of the Nervous System

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      Pages 271-283

      Therapeutic Attractions: Early Applications of Electricity to the Art of Healing

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