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A cursing brain? : the histories of Tourette syndrome

Author: Howard I Kushner
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st Harvard Univ. Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A study of Tourette syndrome, "a set of behaviors, involuntary shouting (sometimes cursing) as well as obsessive-compulsive actions. ... Reveals how cultural and medical assumptions have determined and radically altered its characterization and treatment from the early nineteenth century to the present."--Jacket.
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Kushner, Howard I.
Cursing brain?.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)48165002
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Howard I Kushner
ISBN: 9780674039865 0674039866 0674003861 9780674003866
OCLC Number: 438873129
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 303 pages) : illustrations
Contents: ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Note on Terms""; ""1 An Elusive Syndrome""; ""2 The Case of the Cursing Marquise""; ""3 A Disputed Illness""; ""4 The Case of ""O."" and the Emergence of Psychoanalysis""; ""5 Competing Claims""; ""6 The Disappearance of Tic Illness""; ""7 Margaret Mahler and the Tic Syndrome""; ""8 Haloperidol and the Persistence of the Psychogenic Frame""; ""9 The French Resistance""; ""10 The Triumph of the Organic Narrative""; ""11 Clashing Cultural Conceptions""; ""12 Clinical Lessons""; ""Glossary""; ""Notes""; ""Acknowledgments""; ""Index""
Other Titles: Histories of Tourette syndrome
Responsibility: Howard I. Kushner.

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This text traces the problematic classification through three distinct but overlapping stories: that of the claims of medical knowledge, that of patients' experiences, and that of cultural  Read more...

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[This book] is unreservedly excellent and ought to be read by all those interested in the history of neurology and psychiatry as well as Tourette's Syndrome.--Mary M. Robertson "Psychological Read more...

 
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