Home > Books > Raymond Adams: A Life of Mind and Muscle
Raymond Adams: A Life of Mind and Muscle
View PDF

Raymond Adams: A Life of Mind and Muscle

Publication Year: 2009
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Laureno, Robert
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-195-37908-2
  • Description
  • Details

Raymond Adams: A Life of Mind and Muscle is a contribution to the history of neurology and the history of American medicine. Adams, one of the greats of neurology, advanced the fields of neurology, neuropathology, internal medicine, psychiatry, pediatrics, and psychology.

Drawing on 50 interviews with Raymond D. Adams and on interviews with 50 other professionals and family members, this book documents his contributions to knowledge, his expansion of the realm of neurology, and his vast impact as an educator and author. Following an introductory chapter, "The Phenomenon of Raymond Adams," the book deals chronologically with the phases of his life, education, and professional work. Another section of the book is arranged by disease categories and related topics, explaining his investigative work and ideas. There is a chapter of summation, analyzing the accomplishment and legacy of Dr. Adams. Numerous appendices include letters of correspondence, a letter of nomination, and extracts of interviews with other neurologists. These documents provide further insight into Adam's personality and work patterns.

This book convincingly demonstrates Dr. Adam's seminal role in the completion of the 19th century task of clinicopathologic analysis of neurological diseases, the opening of the study of muscle pathology, the systematic study of cerebrovascular diseases, and emergence of the modern field of pediatric neurology, along with demonstrating the extent to which he educated generations of leaders in neurology and to which he guided neurologists everywhere with his great synthesis, Principles of Neurology.

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Laureno, Robert
  • ISBN: 978-0-195-37908-2
  • Specialty:
    Neurology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 288
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2009

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education.
JOTM
PsycBOOKS® A database of peer-reviewed scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association.
JOTM
Journal of Physical Therapy Education The premier forum for disseminating scholarly works in physical therapy educational theory and practice.
JOTM
Circulation Peer-reviewed reports on clinical and laboratory research relevant to cardiovascular disease.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice
The gold standard in the field of surgery, covers new technologies, innovative techniques, and integrating new scientific knowledge with evolving changes in surgical care.

Walsh & Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials
Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference in the field, this title brings you the practical, hands-on information you need to effectively evaluate and manage neuro-ophthalmic conditions.