Raymond Adams: A Life of Mind and Muscle

Hardcover | May 29, 2009

byRobert Laureno

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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, "ThePhenomenon 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 theaccomplishment 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 ofpediatric 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.

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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 interview...

Robert Laureno is a well-respected OUP author.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 6.1 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:May 29, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019537908X

ISBN - 13:9780195379082

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Table of Contents

1. Chronologic Highlights2. The Phenomenon of Raymond Adams3. Education and Professional EndeavorsA. A Boy in OregonB. The University of Oregon: Finding His GameC. In All the Splendor: The Study of Medicine at Duke UniversityD. Neurology Residency: Massachusetts General HospitalE. Psychiatry Fellowship with Stanley Cobb: Massachusetts General HospitalF. Psychiatry Fellowship: A Year with Eugen Kagn at YaleG. Boston City Hospital: 1941-1951H. Return to Massachusetts General Hospital: The Early Years, 1951-1954I. Sabbatical Year in Europe: 1954-1955J. The Bullard Professor: 1954-1977K. Building Pediatric Neurology4. Investigations and IdeasA. Metabolic DiseaseB. AlcoholismC. MemoryD. Cerebrovascular DiseasesE. Infectious DiseasesF. Demyelinative Diseases and NeuroimmunologyG. Peripheral Nerve DiseasesH. Muscle DiseasesI. HydrocephalusJ. Pathologic and Clinicopathologic ConceptsK. WritingL. Orienting Ideas in Neurology5. Family, Retirement, and Old AgeA. Family LifeB. Retirement and Old Age6. Major Original Contributions of Raymond AdamsA. Neoplastic DiseasesB. Cerebrovascular DiseasesC. Demyelinative Diseases and NeuroimmunologyD. Muscle DiseasesE. Nerve DiseasesF. Infectious DiseasesG. HydrocephalusH. Liver DiseasesI. Alcohol WithdrawalJ. Nutritional DiseasesK. Other Metabolic DiseasesL. Memory DisordersM. Movement DisordersN. Neuroophthalmic DisordersO. Miscellaneous Contributions7. Books of Raymond Adams8. The Accomplishment and Legacy of Raymond AdamsAppendices