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Sergei Korsakoff, Alois Alzheimer, James Parkinson, Hans Asperger and other eminent scientists, are all names which have become synonymous with a disease, a syndrome, or an autistic disorder. Although the names of these psychiatrists and neurologists are familiar, we often know little about the individuals themselves and the circumstances surrounding their discoveries. Wha ...more
Hardcover, 360 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Cambridge University Press (first published 2006)
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Arda H. Civelek
Mar 25, 2014 Arda H. Civelek rated it it was amazing
As Oliver Sacks, author of "The Man who Mistook His Wife for a Hat", said, "One can open this book at any chapter - but having done so, one cannot put it down. Disturbances of the Mind, combining deep learning with beguiling narrative, and full of fascinating information and ideas, is one of those rare books that will delight professionals and public alike."

It is a beautifully written book regarding various illnesses ranging from Bonnet Syndrome to Alzheimer’s, with an entire range of brain dise
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Patricia
Dec 08, 2014 Patricia rated it really liked it
Fascinating book. The author takes some of the most prominent eponymous neurological conditions and explores the sources of the way these conditions were named. Some of these are Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's and Bonner syndrome. It helps to have some medical terminology and some awareness of these medical conditions but all in all, a very enjoyable book.Disturbances of the Mind
Jengordon
Aug 10, 2015 Jengordon rated it liked it
Some interesting case studies, but using the discoverer of a named mental disorder as an organizing principle just doesn't really work. Read it as research for a class I'm giving.
Mina
Jun 11, 2014 Mina rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
رغم أن الكتاب يبدو مشوقاً لكني زهقت منه و لن أكمله للأسف.
Essam Munir
I read about Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, or Capgras' syndrome but I didn't know the story of their discoverers and their struggles.
This book is about the beautiful, inspirational history of neurology and its fathers.
Ani Artinyan
Feb 12, 2010 Ani Artinyan rated it liked it
Книгата е много, много добре написана и отразява раждането и развитието на някои известни епоними в неврологията и психиатрията. Давам и 3 звезди не защото я смятам за посредствена, а защото в момента съм склонна да оценявам високо предимно неща, които ме вълнуват, а не просто интересуват :)
Kara Larson
Nov 20, 2013 Kara Larson rated it liked it
Started out somewhat slow, then gained momentum. Interesting reading for anyone in the medical field who has learned about or cared for patients with these conditions. However, not nearly as accessible or entertaining as books by Oliver Sacks.
Sarah
Dec 22, 2011 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this - each chapter takes an eponymous neurological disorder, and tells how the disease came to have that name. Interestingly it rarely seems that the disease is named after the most deserving person!
Zorzynek
Świetne i wciągające. Nic na to nie poradzę, że skojarzyło mi się z http://tajemnicemedycyny.pl
Asya
Feb 27, 2010 Asya rated it it was amazing
Много интересна и информативна книга.
Kerszi
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Douwe Draaisma is professor of the history of psychology at the University of Groningen and author of several best-selling books on topics relating to memory.
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