Joseph Babinski: A Biography by Jacques PhilipponJoseph Babinski: A Biography by Jacques Philippon

Joseph Babinski: A Biography

byJacques Philippon, Jacques Poirier

Hardcover | January 14, 2009

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Joseph Babinski's contributions to French medicine have been well-documented, but there has yet to be a significant and an authoritative biography of him--until now. Two French physicians, Jaques Philippon and Jacques Poirier, analyze Babinski's great scientific achievements, explore hisunique family history, and publish, for the first time, a complete bibliography of his publications. The "Babinski sign," considered as his greatest diagnostic achievement, is typically one of the first neurological tests performed by a specialist or primary care physician to determine the existenceof an injury to the pyramidal tract. Joseph Babinski, however, is more than just the "Babinski sign" that has made him famous and revered. As the authors explain, he was an early contributor to the fields of cutaneous and tendinous reflexes, cerebellar and vestibular semiology, hysteria andpithitiasm, localization of spinal cord compressions, and the birth of French neurosurgery. This book chronicles his family's emigration from Poland to France, his tutelage and early career under great teachers such as Alfred Vulpian, Victor Cornil, and Jean-Martin Charcot at the Hopital de laSalpetriere in Paris, his methods and observations during 27 years as department head at La Pitie, as well as the close and unique relationship with his brother, Henri, the well-known Ali-Bab. Finally, Babinski's life and times can be accessed in one fresh and intriguing book!
Jacques Philippon and Jacques Poirier are both well-respected OUP authors.
Title:Joseph Babinski: A BiographyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:472 pages, 6.3 × 9.21 × 1.18 inPublished:January 14, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195369750

ISBN - 13:9780195369755


Table of Contents

1. Babinski's Life and Times2. A Complex and Captivating Personality3. The Babinskis and Their Polish Roots4. The Babinski Circle5. The Competitive Examinations6. His Revered Teachers7. Babinski and the Anatomical Society8. Babinski, Head of a department at La Pitie9. The Affectionate Admiration of His Students10. The Babinski Papers11. The Reflexes and the Sign12. Cerebellar and Vestibular Symptomatology13. Babinski and the Birth of French Neurosurgery14. Babinski as Therapist15. Pithiatism Versus Hysteria16. Neurology in the Time of Babinski17. Babinski's Public ImageBibliographyIndex