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Mind, Brain, Body, and Behavior : The Foundations of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institutes of Health :  The Foundations of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institutes of Health - I.G. Farreras

Mind, Brain, Body, and Behavior : The Foundations of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institutes of Health

The Foundations of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research at the National Institutes of Health

By: I.G. Farreras (Editor), C. Hannaway (Editor), V.A. Harden (Editor)

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Published: 1st November 2004
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This volume breaks new ground in assessing the intramural research conducted at the United States National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness (today the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke) in the 1950s. The research conducted in these institutes was pioneering and laid the foundation for current neuroscience and behavioural research. Dr. Ingrid Farreras uses the records of the time and also oral histories conducted with retired institute scientists to present the institutional context in which the research was conducted. Topics in her discussion include the history of the United States Public Health Service, the creation of the two institutes at the National Institutes of Health, the organization of their extramural and intramural research programs, and brief summaries of the research that the fifteen laboratories and branches of both institutes conducted during the 1950s. Twelve noted scientists involved in neurological and mental health research then provide their unique, first-hand accounts of their experiences at the NIH. The volume also contains four appendices providing information about the organizational structure of the two institutes, the scientists who worked there, citations of illustrative landmark papers that were published based on their research, and selected primary and secondary resources related to the history of these institutes. The aim of the volume is to foster continuing additional descriptive and analytical research on the history of biomedical sciences in the areas of neurology and mental health in the mid twentieth century.

Directors' foreword
Historical foreword
Historical backgroundp. 3
Reviews of research in the NIMH and the NINDB laboratories and branchesp. 71
Scientists' first-person accounts
Clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy in the early years of the NINDB intramural programp. 151
The section on aging of the laboratory of psychology in the NIMH during the 1950sp. 169
The early years of the NIMH intramural clinical research programp. 183
Psychopharmacology : finding one's wayp. 201
My experiences as a research associate in neurophysiology at the NIH (1958-1960)p. 221
Reflections from the pool of Bethesdap. 229
Adult psychiatry research at the NIMH in the 1950sp. 245
Reflections on the intramural research program of the NIMH in the 1950sp. 257
Psychopharmacology research in the 1950sp. 267
A forty-year journeyp. 281
The onset of developmental neuroscience in mammalsp. 287
The 1950s clinical program at the NINDBp. 295
Epilogue : bridge to the presentp. 301
NIMH and NINDB intramural research program organizational chart, 1950sp. 306
NIMH and NINDB laboratory and branch membersp. 307
NIMH and NINDB laboratory and branch selected landmark papersp. 327
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ISBN: 9781586034719
ISBN-10: 1586034715
Series: Biomedical and Health Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 396
Published: 1st November 2004
Publisher: IOS Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.73