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ₒ Hardcover [ Amazon.com: Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis eBook: Deborah Hayden: Kindle Store ] ₱ ePUB Author Deborah Hayden ⃑

ₒ Hardcover [ Amazon.com: Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis eBook: Deborah Hayden: Kindle Store ] ₱ ePUB Author Deborah Hayden ⃑ ₒ Hardcover [ Amazon.com: Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis eBook: Deborah Hayden: Kindle Store ] ₱ ePUB Author Deborah Hayden ⃑ Were Abraham and Mary Lincoln s well known health problems symptoms of syphilis Was Adolf Hitler s final descent into madness due to an early syphilitic infection acquired from a prostitute Did James Joyce make hidden allusions to his own infection in works like Ulysses According to Hayden, a California based scholar and marketing executive, scholars and medical professionals have too often overlooked the evidence of pox, or syphilis often called the Great Imitator because its symptoms mimic those of many other diseases in the biographies of historical figures Few would argue that some of Hayden s subjects, like Flaubert and Karen Blixen subject of the movie Out of Africa , suffered from the disease Her arguments for others, like the Lincolns and Beethoven, are sure to provoke debate Hayden pulls together fascinating medical histories for figures like President Lincoln and Hitler, but with Mary Lincoln in particular her background documentation seems spotty She overlooks Mary s vigorous, and very sane, campaign to be released from the mental institution that her son Robert had her committed to Hayden suffers from an unfortunate tendency to romanticize the final stages of syphilis she claims repeatedly that artists attain some sort of mystical breakthrough in their art when they re on the verge of paralytic collapse, an assertion straight out of Thomas Mann and other early 20th century writers The sprawling chapter on Hitler is the climax of the book but suffers from poor organization and loose writing Readers will be divided on whether or not they are convinced by Hayden s arguments, but with the reemergence of syphilis in many urban populations, the subject is sure to attract attention Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.Deborah Hayden s Pox Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis is the biography of an infection that has fascinated and frustrated clinicians for than half a millennium The book is a repository of all that had been forgotten about a sinister bacterium and the disease that was its legacy It is also a compendium of what Hayden refers to as the veiled revelation of syphilis that can be found in the intimate details of the lives of famous people if one searches with sufficient determination and vigor Most of all, the book provides fodder for the imagination Envision a book, written by the owner of a direct marketing firm, about the history, microbiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of one of humankind s most enigmatic disorders The author has no formal medical training but has gleaned sufficient expertise in syphilology from lavishly illustrated 19th century and early 20th century medical books written in language remarkably accessible to the layperson to qualify her to lecture clinicians and peer reviewed medical journals about what she calls faulty assumptions about a disease no longer familiar in clinical practice Imagine that same authority examining the case histories of scores of illustrious personalities through the selective lens of a possible diagnosis of syphilis and, time and again, finding evidence of the one disease she knows in depth Imagine a concept that Hayden calls creative euphoria, whereby the syphilitic was often rewarded, in a kind of Faustian bargain for enduring the pain and despair, by electrified, joyous energy when grandiosity led to new vision Beethoven had it Guy de Maupassant did too In fact, Hayden says that Maupassant s literary leap from mediocrity in 1876 to the supreme mastery of the short story in 1880 might have been the result of a tremendous stimulation of the brain cells by what biographer Robert Sherard refers to as myriads of spiral shaped germs darting to and fro Because Vincent van Gogh committed suicide, says Hayden, we do not know whether he experienced the ecstasy and the misery of the stage that precedes paresis when he painted with such intensity in the last months of his life One must wonder whether Michelangelo s agony and ecstasy represent another example of creative euphoria Friedrich Nietzsche s syphilis has yet to be confirmed under the selective lens of presumptive diagnosis, says Hayden However, the books about syphilis that Hayden relied on to write Pox tell us, she says, that the last expressions of sanity before paretic dementia sets in can be characterized by mystical vision, messianic prophecy, grandiose self definition, clarity of expression, and extreme disinhibition, while all the time maintaining exquisite precision of form Could one ask for a better description of Nietzsche s later works Oscar Wilde seems to have been denied the benefit of syphilitic euphoria, most likely, Hayden says, because it was effectively doused by a liter of brandy a day But not Karen Blixen, who wrote Seven Gothic Tales, Winter s Tales, and Out of Africa under the pseudonym Isak Dinesen Syphilis, she maintained, sold her soul to the devil for the ability to tell stories Now imagine a pale, fragile bacterium that can dictate why great people do what they do, thereby determining the course of world events That bacterium may have caused Flaubert to become a writer instead of a lawyer and Hitler to accelerate his war effort beyond reason at the end, for fear that his heart might at any moment balloon with a fatal luetic aneurysm Finally, imagine a book dedicated to bringing syphilis in from the wings of biography, a book in which evidence obtained from fourthhand accounts, legend, and works of fiction is piled so high on the side of the great pox that even a negative Wassermann test cannot tip the balance in favor of some other disorder Imagine how difficult it must be to diagnose in a patient a disease other than the Great Imitator if it is the only disease you know For if your foremost assets as a self made syphilologist are zeal, passion, and persistence in the pursuit of an illness that defies diagnosis at every stage, you are bound to find syphilis wherever you look in Baudelaire, Schubert, Schumann, Joyce, Columbus, Daudet, Poe, Gaugin, Churchill Randolph , Al Capone, Ivan the Terrible, Manet, Idi Amin, Darwin, Donizetti, Dostoyevsky, Lenin, Meriwether Lewis, Mozart, Robert Mugabe, Napoleon, Paganini, Rabelais, Stalin, Tolstoy, and Woodrow Wilson You will see it in any idiosyncracy Mary Todd Lincoln s shopping compulsion and Honest Abe s melancholia and hypochondriasis and in any poor, departed soul whose death has generated even a hint of diagnostic confusion If you can imagine those things, then you have an idea of what awaits you in Pox Genius, Madness, and the Mysteries of Syphilis Exotic flowers of speculation bloom luxuriantly here If Oscar Wilde was correct when he said that history is merely gossip, then Pox is history at its best Philip A Mackowiak, M.D.Copyright 2003 Massachusetts Medical Society All rights reserved The New England Journal of Medicine is a registered trademark of the MMS. Pox Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis Pox Deborah Hayden on FREE shipping qualifying offers From Beethoven to Oscar Wilde, from Van Gogh Hitler, throws new light the effects of syphilis lives and works seminal figures fifteenth twentieth centuriesWriting with remarkable insight narrative flair Pinky Dinky Doo Polka Dot A co production Sesame Workshop Cartoon Pizza, PINKY DINKY DOO is an animated preschool series Jim Jinkins, award winning creator popular children s Doug Allegra Window Bill Gates Says Vaccines Can Help Reduce World Population Bill Posted Oct , in Featured Articles Source Natural News Note I constantly look NaturalNews as a source for cutting edge health information news about Big Pharma Deborah Francois naked pics Celebrity Thumbs Thumbs sexy videos Dr Jay Heidecker, MD Book Appointment Healthgrades Dr critical care medicine specialist Birmingham, AL has been practicing years He graduated University South Alabama College Medicine specializes medicine, pulmonary disease, Nathan Bedford Forrest High School Class Alumni To join this site click your name above If needs be added please contact us Poet Profiles Sidney Lanier Nashville Season Connie Britton, Fulfillment by FBA service we offer sellers that lets them store their products fulfillment centers, directly pack, ship, provide customer these KPLC McNeese football announces coaching staff additions under first year Head Coach Sterlin Gilbert Jamie Lynn Spears C S Sex Stories Story title best surprise Bobby Celebs story Britney Spears, Jamie codes MFF, FF, oral, anal, incest Disclaimer following not true never happened total fiction My thanks Money Famosos Lista dos top famosos e famosas EGO Famosos do Brasil mundo de Z Notcias famosos, lista fotos, vdeos ensaios das celebridades Amazon.com: Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis eBook: Deborah Hayden: Kindle Store

 

    • Amazon.com: Pox: Genius, Madness, And The Mysteries Of Syphilis eBook: Deborah Hayden: Kindle Store
    • 4.1
    • 302
    • Hardcover
    • 400 pages
    • Deborah Hayden
    • English
    • 13 September 2017

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