How the Brain Lost Its Mind: Sex, Hysteria, and the Riddle of Mental Illness

By Ropper, Allan H. & Brian Burrell

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9780735214552 9780735214576
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Avery


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Reviewed on August 1, 2019  |  Science & Technology

When did the treatment of mental conditions split into the fields of psychiatry and psychology, and why did that split occur? According to coauthors Ropper (neurology, Harvard Medical Sch.; Principles of Neurology), and Burrell (mathematics, Univ. of Massachusetts Amherst; Postcards from the Brain Museum), the divide is tied to the difference between the brain and the mind. This book primarily uses the history of syphilis to explore how ou...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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