Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard

The Biography of a Tormented Genius

Authors: Celestin, Louis-Cyril

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  • Focuses on the conflict between his professional and personal life
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Genius and dilettantism often go hand in hand. Nowhere is this truer than in the life of Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard, the bilingual physician and neurologist who succeeded Claude Bernard as the Chair of Experimental Medicine at the College de France in Paris after having practiced in Paris, London and in the USA, especially in Harvard.

For most men, making one discovery of global importance would have sufficed to satisfy their curiosity and self-image. Not so Brown-Séquard. His explanation of the neurological disparity following the hemi-section of the spinal cord was a unique achievement that added his name to the syndrome and made him immortal. Yet, the demons of his mind tormented him in his endless search for medical truths and drove him to explore other phenomena, seeking to explain and remedy them.

This unique biography shows for the first time the conflict between his professional and personal life, and should appeal to all students of medical history and psychology.

About the authors

Louis-Cyril Celestin was born in Mauritius so was Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard. He attended medical courses at the Faculty of medicine of Paris, and ward rounds and tutorials in Paris Hospitals. Subsequently he became an interpreter and translator in medical and medico-legal subjects. Since retirement he has devoted time to the history of Medicine of which this biography is the first work.

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“Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard is one of the most intriguing men to have ever lived. … anyone with an interest in the history of medicine, or neurology and endocrinology in particular, will find this a captivating synoptic view of an exciting and formative epoch in the evolution of medical science. Celestin has neatly partitioned Brown-Séquard’s chaotic lifeline into aptly titled chapters and this, more than anything else, helps make some sense of where Brown-Séquard was headed.” (Sushil Dawka, Internet Journal of Medical Update, Vol. 9 (2), July, 2014)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

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Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03019-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Charles-Edouard Brown-Séquard
Book Subtitle
The Biography of a Tormented Genius
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03020-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03020-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-03019-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-35275-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
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