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Joseph Babinski : a Biography.

Author: Jacques Philippon; Jacques Poirer
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The life and work of Joseph Babinski (1857-1932) has been revisited by two French physicians whose enthusiasm for the subject is reflected in the depth and breadth of documentary sources. From Babinski's Polish roots, his father (an intrepid revolutionist, his brother(the gold miner and famous gastronome Ali-Bab to the Babinski circle, his friends, his colleagues and his disciples, the reader will find a refreshing  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jacques Philippon; Jacques Poirer
ISBN: 9780199708710 0199708711
OCLC Number: 437093741
Description: 1 online resource (470 pages)
Contents: Contents; 1 Babinski's Life and Times; 2 A Complex and Captivating Personality; 3 The Babinskis and Their Polish Roots; 4 The Babinski Circle; 5 The Competitive Examinations; 6 His Revered Teachers; 7 Babinski and the Anatomical Society; 8 Babinski, Head of a Department at La Pitié; 9 The Affectionate Admiration of His Students; 10 The Babinski Papers; 11 The Reflexes and the Sign; 12 Cerebellar and Vestibular Symptomatology; 13 Babinski and the Birth of French Neurosurgery; 14 Babinski as Therapist; 15 Pithiatism Versus Hysteria; 16 Neurology in the Time of Babinski. 17 Babinski's Public ImageBibliography; Index.

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The life and work of Joseph Babinski (1857-1932) has been revisited by two French physicians whose enthusiasm for the subject is reflected in the depth and breadth of documentary sources. From Babinski's Polish roots, his father (an intrepid revolutionist, his brother(the gold miner and famous gastronome Ali-Bab to the Babinski circle, his friends, his colleagues and his disciples, the reader will find a refreshing perspective on a particularly fascinating period in French medicine. His scientific contribution is analyzed in detail, with for the first time a complete bibliography of his public.

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