Alzheimer (Innbundet)

The Life of a Physician and the Career of a Disease



Neil Levi (Oversetter) Alastair Burns (Oversetter)

Forfatter: og
Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 2003
Antall sider: 256
Forlag: Columbia University Press
Språk: Engelsk
Oversatt av: Levi, Neil og Burns, Alastair
ISBN/EAN: 9780231118965
Kategori: Helse- og sosialfag
Omtale Alzheimer
The very name Alzheimer is sure to bring a shudder. Thirty to forty million people are now afflicted with Alzheimer's disease, a degenerative brain disorder that strips its victims of their identity and leaves families bereft and social services strained. Despite considerable research, the underlying causes of Alzheimer's disease remain shrouded in mystery. So, too, does the man after whom it was named. Alois Alzheimer (1864-1915) was practicing medicine at the Frankfurt Asylum in 1901 when he met a patient, who would become known as "Auguste D.," whose condition perplexed and intrigued him. Alzheimer is more than a biography; it is a story of scientific discovery at a crucial stage in the history of medical psychiatry.

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