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Anatomy of the Expression of Emotions

Michael J. Aminoff.

in Sir Charles Bell

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; History of Medicine; History of Neuroscience. 10663 words.

A discussion of medical artists, wax modeling, and medical museums in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries is followed by an account of Charles Bell’s enormously successful book, Essays...

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Attitudes

Dieter Schmidt and Simon Shorvon.

in The End of Epilepsy?

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Neuroscience; History of Medicine. 6734 words.

It could be argued that the greatest advance in the field of epilepsy in the modern era has nothing to do with medicine, is not electroencephalography or magnetic resonance imaging or...

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Behind the Glories of War

Michael J. Aminoff.

in Sir Charles Bell

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; History of Medicine; History of Neuroscience. 7744 words.

The Peninsular War (1807–1814), contemporary military medical services, the famous British retreat to Corunna and evacuation from Spain to England, and the care and treatment of the wounded...

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Clinical Observations on the Nervous System

Michael J. Aminoff.

in Sir Charles Bell

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; History of Medicine; History of Neuroscience. 6262 words.

With his remarkable knowledge of anatomy and his analytical mind, Bell developed into an outstanding clinical neurologist even before the specialty had been invented. Thus it was that in...

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Culs-de-Sac and Bureaucracies

Dieter Schmidt and Simon Shorvon.

in The End of Epilepsy?

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Neuroscience; History of Medicine. 11216 words.

This chapter examines some of the curate’s eggs of epilepsy. Examples in which the bright light of success is obscured by shadows cast from the dark side. It starts by pointing out the...

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The Dark Side of Epilepsy

Dieter Schmidt and Simon Shorvon.

in The End of Epilepsy?

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Neuroscience; History of Medicine. 8988 words.

Epilepsy is a Janus-faced disease. It has a bright and a dark side. This chapter discusses the dark side of epilepsy that can harm and can devastate. It provides a perspective on the...

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The Ebbing Tide

Michael J. Aminoff.

in Sir Charles Bell

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; History of Medicine; History of Neuroscience. 4187 words.

Charles Bell spent his final days in the chair of surgery at the University of Edinburgh. He was not well off and was disappointed that his reputation did not bring more referrals and...

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The End of Epilepsy?

Dieter Schmidt and Simon Shorvon.

August 2016; p ublished online October 2016 .

Book. Subjects: History of Neuroscience; History of Medicine. 208 pages.

Epilepsy is a common disease of the brain, occurring in roughly 1% of all people, and although repeated epileptic seizures are its clinical hallmark, epilepsy is not just a medical...

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For God and Country

Michael J. Aminoff.

in Sir Charles Bell

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; History of Medicine; History of Neuroscience. 7574 words.

Charles Bell and his wife both had ecclesiastical backgrounds. Like many contemporary scientists, Bell was a creationist who believed in intelligent design. He not only published notes and...

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In and Out of the Central Nervous System

Michael J. Aminoff.

in Sir Charles Bell

September 2016; p ublished online September 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Neurology; History of Medicine; History of Neuroscience. 8393 words.

In 1811, Bell had printed privately a monograph titled Idea of a New Anatomy of the Brain. In it, Bell correctly showed that the anterior but not the posterior roots had motor functions....

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