Cookies on oxfam

We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our website. If you continue browsing, we’ll assume that you are happy to receive all our cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more Close

  • Grows vegetables
  • Fills classrooms
  • Drills wells
  • Empowers women
  • Fights poverty
  • Free Uk delivery on all gifts
    Or you can add a donation at checkout
  • Personalise your gift at checkout
    Add a personal message, ecard or card front
  • Add a 'Little Extra' at checkout
    Add-on gifts available (including chocolate!)

Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

£600.00

Product description

From the authors' preface: "This book is a sequel to 'Epilepsy and Cerebral Localization published in [...] 1941. It might be considered a revised edition, except that it has been completely rewritten [...] Our twofold purpose in this writing is suggested by the title.

"Thus the primary objective was clinical, the secondary consideration scientific [...] The clinical aim was to achieve a better understanding of the mechanisms and causes of epileptic seizures so as to provide a more rational and more effective treatment for patients who are subject to various forms of cerebral seizures. This led to the secondary, but ever engrossing consideration: the functional anatomy and physiology of the human brain [...]

"We have made an honest record of the working of the human brain in normal and in abnormal states; even though we may have gone astray in theory and rationalisation, yet we know these observations will stand, and so perhaps lead others to a clearer conception of the truth."

Author bios (from Wikipedia):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilder_Penfield
"Wilder Graves Penfield (January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976) was a pioneering neurosurgeon once dubbed "the greatest living Canadian". He expanded brain surgery's methods and techniques, including mapping the functions of various regions of the brain such as the cortical homunculus. His scientific contributions on neural stimulation expand across a variety of topics including hallucinations, illusions, and deja vu. Penfield devoted a lot of his thinking to mental processes, including contemplation of whether there was any scientific basis for the existence of the human soul."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Jasper
"Herbert Henri Jasper, (July 27, 1906 – March 11, 1999) was a Canadian psychologist, physiologist, anatomist, chemist and neurologist. Born in La Grande, Oregon, he attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon and received his PhD in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1931 and earned a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Paris for research in neurobiology. He did his most important research with Wilder Penfield at McGill University."

This influential text is still cited in papers about epilepsy to this day, a testament to the value of its content and to the rigour applied by the authors.

Very Good Condition first edition (1954), ex-library, hardback in blue cloth boards with gilt decoration to the front board and gilt titling to the spine. Some rubbing to the extremities, (particularly the spine ends) blunted corners and some light age spots too. The page edges show some very light foxing and the fore edge has a very light library stamp. The front pastedown has a small booksellers sticker and the front free end paper has a light, small library stamp. Rear pastedown has a small triangular envelope pasted in, which houses its original lending history. This shows that the book was only borrowed twice in its life as a library book. Internally the pages are clean and bright, having been printed on particularly high quality paper stock. There are no marks, annotations or marginalia of any kind and the binding remains secure. There are a great many illustrations plus colour and black & white photographs throughout the text. There is an extensive bibliography and comprehensive index.

Item details

Added value:
First edition of a groundbreaking text
Author(s):
Penfield, Wilder; Jasper, Herbert
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6¼" x 9½"
Edition:
First (1954)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
896
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

Courier Delivery

£8.10
Signature required.
Delivery FAQs

Free returns

within 21 days.
Returns policy

About this item

From the authors' preface: "This book is a sequel to 'Epilepsy and Cerebral Localization published in [...] 1941. It might be considered a revised edition, except that it has been completely rewritten [...] Our twofold purpose in this writing is suggested by the title.

"Thus the primary objective was clinical, the secondary consideration scientific [...] The clinical aim was to achieve a better understanding of the mechanisms and causes of epileptic seizures so as to provide a more rational and more effective treatment for patients who are subject to various forms of cerebral seizures. This led to the secondary, but ever engrossing consideration: the functional anatomy and physiology of the human brain [...]

"We have made an honest record of the working of the human brain in normal and in abnormal states; even though we may have gone astray in theory and rationalisation, yet we know these observations will stand, and so perhaps lead others to a clearer conception of the truth."

Author bios (from Wikipedia):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wilder_Penfield
"Wilder Graves Penfield (January 26, 1891 – April 5, 1976) was a pioneering neurosurgeon once dubbed "the greatest living Canadian". He expanded brain surgery's methods and techniques, including mapping the functions of various regions of the brain such as the cortical homunculus. His scientific contributions on neural stimulation expand across a variety of topics including hallucinations, illusions, and deja vu. Penfield devoted a lot of his thinking to mental processes, including contemplation of whether there was any scientific basis for the existence of the human soul."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Jasper
"Herbert Henri Jasper, (July 27, 1906 – March 11, 1999) was a Canadian psychologist, physiologist, anatomist, chemist and neurologist. Born in La Grande, Oregon, he attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon and received his PhD in psychology from the University of Iowa in 1931 and earned a Doctor of Science degree from the University of Paris for research in neurobiology. He did his most important research with Wilder Penfield at McGill University."

This influential text is still cited in papers about epilepsy to this day, a testament to the value of its content and to the rigour applied by the authors.

Very Good Condition first edition (1954), ex-library, hardback in blue cloth boards with gilt decoration to the front board and gilt titling to the spine. Some rubbing to the extremities, (particularly the spine ends) blunted corners and some light age spots too. The page edges show some very light foxing and the fore edge has a very light library stamp. The front pastedown has a small booksellers sticker and the front free end paper has a light, small library stamp. Rear pastedown has a small triangular envelope pasted in, which houses its original lending history. This shows that the book was only borrowed twice in its life as a library book. Internally the pages are clean and bright, having been printed on particularly high quality paper stock. There are no marks, annotations or marginalia of any kind and the binding remains secure. There are a great many illustrations plus colour and black & white photographs throughout the text. There is an extensive bibliography and comprehensive index.

Added value:
First edition of a groundbreaking text
Author(s):
Penfield, Wilder; Jasper, Herbert
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
6¼" x 9½"
Edition:
First (1954)
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
896
Publisher:
Little, Brown
Title:
Epilepsy and the Functional Anatomy of the Human Brain

Delivery & returns

This item will be dispatched to UK addresses via courier within 2 working days of receipt of your order. A signature will be required on delivery. This item is not available for international delivery.

You can find out more about delivery and returns in our help section.

We offer a no quibble returns policy as follows:

Wedding dresses: 14 days

Overseas returns: 31 days

Everything else: 21 days



Courier delivery cost: £8.10

Volunteer listed

Wonder how this unique item ended up online?

Most of the second-hand items you see online have been donated, by supporters like you, to our high street stores. Each item is then priced, photographed and listed on this site by our amazing team of volunteers from across the country.

After you have bought your item, our team of volunteers package and dispatch it from the Shop straight to you or your chosen recipient.

All profits from the sales of our goods go towards funding Oxfam's work around the world. We rely on your donations to sell online so please keep the cycle of goodness going!

To find out more about volunteering with Oxfam, please visit our how to volunteer page.

Oxfam Bookshop Newport

Newport Books & Music is situated in the picturesque market square at the heart of the Isle of Wight's principal shopping centre, conventiently placed for public transport and parking. We stock a wide range of high quality used books and music, both vintage and modern, along with Oxfam's popular fair-trade gift products and an exclusive selection of work produced by local artists.

Oxfam is the UK's largest second hand bookseller. Oxfam bookshops offer a wider selection of books than most shops, from modern fiction and leisure interest to more specialist subjects, classics, and rare or collectable books. We also sell a good selection of attractive greetings cards. Come and browse!

View Shop