Bedienungsanleitung Fur Ein Menschliches Gehirn



In der modernen Hirnforschung wurden bahnbrechende Entdeckungen gemacht. Die sogenannte Plastizitat des menschlichen Gehirns bedeutet, dass es lebenslang veranderbar, ausbaubar, anpassungsfahig ist. Sogar die Masse der Gehirnzellen ist, entgegengesetzt der fruheren Auffassung der Wissenschaftler, nicht endgultig festgelegt, sondern kann im Verlauf des Lebens noch zunehmen. Nach den neuesten Erkenntnissen der Hirnforscher hat die Art und Weise der Nutzung des Gehirns einen entscheidenden…

The History of Bethlem



Bethlem Hospital, popularly known as “Bedlam”, is a unique institution. Now seven hundred and fifty years old, it has been continuously involved in the care of the mentally ill in London since at least the 1400s. As such it has a strong claim to be the oldest foundation in Europe with an unbroken history of sheltering and treating the mentally disturbed. During this time, Bethlem has transcended locality to become not only a national and international institution, but in many ways, a…

A Brief History of Medicine: From Hippocrates to Gene Therapy (Brief Histor…



Paperback original The foundations for the scientific study of the body and modern Western medicine as we know it started with William Harvey’s discovery of the circulatory system in the early 17th century. But its roots stretch back into Ancient Greece, when medicine first departed from the divine and the mystical and moved toward observation and logic. Real progress was a long time coming, held back by the taboo around dissection – only external symptoms could be used for diagnosis – as…

Disability in Medieval Europe: Thinking about Physical Impairment in the Hi…



This impressive volume presents a thorough examination of all aspects of physical impairment and disability in medieval Europe. Examining a popular era that is of great interest to many historians and researchers, Irene Metzler presents a theoretical framework of disability and explores key areas such as:



  • medieval theoretical concepts

  • theology and natural philosophy

  • notions of the physical body

  • medical theory and practice.

Bringing into play the modern day implications of medieval thought on the…