This book traces the seminal ideas that emerged in the first half of the nineteenth century, when the fundamental concepts of modern neurophysiology and anatomy were formulated in a period of unprecedented scientific discovery.
About the Author
Edwin Clarke is Director-Emeritus of the Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London. L.S. Jacyna is a research fellow at the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow.
Table of Contents
1 Introduction 2 The cerebrospinal axis 3 The nerve cell 4 The reflex 5 Nerve function 6 Brain functions 7 The vegetative nervous system
Notes Bibliographical Notes Abbreviations Bibliography Index