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

Harry Whitaker, C.U.M. Smith, Stanley Finger
2007
Brain, Mind, Neuroscience

No books have been published on the practice of neuroscience in the eighteenth century, a time of transition and discovery in science and medicine. This volume explores neuroscience and reviews developments in anatomy, physiology, and medicine in the era some call the Age of Reason, and others the Enlightenment. Topics include how neuroscience adopted electricity as the nerve force, how disorders such as aphasia and hysteria were treated, Mesmerism, and more.