Brain, Mind and Medicine:
Harry Whitaker, C. U. M. Smith, and Stanley Finger The idea for a volume on eighteenth-century stud- tury,” Brian Ford discusses the most revealing of ies of brain and behavior originated during a joint eighteenth-century instruments – so far as anatomy International Society for the History of the is concerned – the microscope. Next, Jonathan Neurosciences (ISHN) and Theoretical and Reinarz reviews the way in which medical educa- Experimental Neuropsychology/Neuropsychologie tion developed in association with the voluntary Expérimentale et Théorique (TENNET) sympo- hospitals movement. Finally, Christopher Gardn- sium held in Montreal in June 2004. We believe Thorpe uses the life and work of James Parkinson that these essays provide unique contemporary as a lens through which to examine medicine and insights into the science and medicine of the nerv- its milieu during the last quarter of the eighteenth ous system, hence “neuroscience,” during the century. “long” eighteenth century – a century too often The next section comprises six chapters that d- given short shrift in textbooks as well as in histori- cuss eighteenth-century investigations of the cal reviews of the nervous system. anatomy and physiology of the nervous system.
Only volume dedicated to all aspects of 18th century neuroscience