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William Richard Gowers 1845-1915 : Exploring the Victorian Brain, Hardback Book

William Richard Gowers 1845-1915 : Exploring the Victorian Brain Hardback

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Sir William Richard Gowers was one of the pre-eminent clinical neurologists of the nineteenth century.

He is best remembered for his discovery of the eponymous 'Gowers' sign', for his invention of the patella hammer, and for authoring the classic two-volume neurology textbook Manual of Diseases of the Nervous System.

To date Dr Gowers has been the subject of only one published biography, while some aspects of Gowers' work have been chronicled in historicalworks regarding the history of neurology.

This book goes into greater detail than ever, presenting the life story behind a great Victorian brain.

Generously illustrated throughout with family photographs and original sketches, the authors cover Gowers' early years, his clinical work at Queen Square, his accolades, and friendships with explorers and famous authors.

Co-authored by an academic with special access to the Gowers family archives and two leading neurologists, this book is the first definitive reference work on the life ofWilliam Richard Gowers, and will be of great interest to neurologists, neuroscientists, medical historians, and laypersons with an interest in neurology and mental illness.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 330 pages, numerous original line illustrations and photographs
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Biography: general
  • ISBN: 9780199692316

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