Chapters on Mental Physiology

Front Cover
Cambridge University Press, Oct 20, 2011 - Medical - 320 pages
Sir Henry Holland (1788-1873), physician and travel writer, was one of the best known and sought-after doctors in nineteenth-century Britain. He was medical attendant to Queen Caroline, the wife of George IV, and was appointed physician-extraordinary to Queen Victoria on her accession in 1837. Holland also counted six British prime ministers among his patients. He received honorary degrees from Oxford and Harvard, and served as president of the Royal Society three times. First published in 1852, Holland's book on mental physiology explores the medical links between mind and body, including the ways in which sleep, insanity, memory, age, instincts, and habits affect the human body and nervous system. Parts of this work also appeared in Holland's earlier publication, Medical Notes and Reflections (1839). While many of the theories on which he writes (such as phrenology) have since been discredited, Holland's book remains an intriguing insight into Victorian medical science.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

CHAPTER
1
CHAP II
13
On lilnnmr CONSCIOUSNESS in Irs RELATION TO TIME
46
CHAP IV
69
CHAP V
78
CHAP VI
109
On run MEMORY AS AFFECTED BY Acn AND DISEASE
145
On ran BRAIN AS A Dounnn ORGAN
179
CHAP IX
192
CHAP X
200
Pnnsrzur STATE or INQUIRY mro THE NERVOUS
239
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Bibliographic information