This elegant and comprehensive scientific biography recounts the life of Paul Broca, one of the world's most inventive and prolific scientists, whose work touched not only the fields of surgery, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and the neuropathology of speech, but statistics, hypnosis, blood transfusion, and the grounding of the French school of anthropology. Although Broca is known primarily for providing the working basis for all future cerebral localization (he was the first to identify "Broca's area" --a small patch on the convoluted surface of the brain--as the central organ for speech), this portrait of Broca also describes his fundamental role in the establishment of modern scientific "laboratory" medicine, and his broad capacity and appetite for science as a whole. Historians of science, neuroscientists, and general readers alike will enjoy this enlightening and important biography.
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It is surprising that Schiller's study is the first biography of [Broca]. Judging by its excellence there will be no need for another for many years. Schiller writes with scholarly charm, and being a neurologist, he is especially well equipped to deal with the neurological aspects of his subject's work . . . [Broca] has found a biographer who can encompass his life and work with skill, scholarship, and understanding. ( Science)
Schiller's biography of this great man is a delight. It refreshes the palate jaded by the torrent of technical books on neuroscience, brings life to history, and vividly recreates the momentous moments of Broca's life. It would make an excellent present for the neurological tyro or teacher. ( Psychiatry)
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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, USA, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. First Oxford Printing. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0195074963
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0195074963
Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 1992. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110195074963