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Darwin's illness

Author: Ralph Colp, Jr.
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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From 1840 until his death in 1882 Darwin was constantly plagued by chronic illnesses that allowed him to work only a few hours at a time. Expanding on his earlier 'To Be an Invalid: The Illness of Charles Darwin', Ralph Colp paints an intimate portrait of the nature and possible causes of Darwin's illness.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Colp, Ralph, 1924-
Darwin's illness.
Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©2008
(DLC) 2007051226
(OCoLC)184925145
Named Person: Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin; Charles Darwin
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph Colp, Jr.
ISBN: 9780813039237 0813039231
OCLC Number: 649884992
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 337 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Foreword --
Preface --
Acknowledgments --
pt. 1. The illness --
1. "Violent fatigues," "Bad lips," and unwell hands --
2. The beagle illnesses --
3. Hard work, occasional unwellness, discovering the theory of natural selection, and marriage --
4. Malaise, vomiting, and the beginning of "extreme spasmodic daily & nightly flatulence" --
5. Moving to Down and developing a "profoundly tranquil" routine of work, rest, and walks around the sandwalk --
6. Treatments from father, father's death, prolonged vomiting, and treatments from Dr. Gully with hydropathy at Malvern --
7. Self-observation and doing Dr. Gully's treatments at Down and then self-observation and treating himself --
8. Working "too hard" on Natural Selection and treatments at Moor Park --
9. "Dreadfully up-hill work" on the Origin of Species and treatments at Moor Park and Ilkley --
10. Illness and "anxious looking forward" --
11. Prolonged vomiting and treatments from doctors Ayerst, Gully, Brinton, and Jenner --
12. Prolonged vomiting and treatments from doctors Jenner, Chapman, and Bence Jones. 13. Improved health and living in a "perpetually half knocked-up condition" --
14. The final illness --
15. Darwin's use of snuff and alcohol --
pt. 2. Theories of the origins of the illness --
16. Theories of Darwin's doctors, and of Darwin --
17. Several different theories --
18. Theories of Keith and Alvarz, and a comparison of Darwin's illness with the illnesses of his relatives and children --
19. Psychoanalytic theories --
20. The possibility of Chagas' disease --
21. Medical theories --
22. The possibility of toxicity from arsenic, and from other medicines --
23. The possibility of illness from pigeon allergens --
24. Two psychosomatic theories --
25. Psychiatric theories of Bowlby, and of Barloon and Noyes --
26. The theory of dysfunction of the immune system --
27. The possibility of adrenal disease --
28. The possibility of systemic lupus erythematosis --
29. A dermatological diagnosis --
30. The possibility of systemic lactose intolerance --
31. The possibility of Crohn's disease --
Summary --
Appendix : Darwin's diary of health --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.
Responsibility: Ralph Colp, Jr. ; foreword by James Moore.

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