Storm Brain: The Hippocrates Book of the Brain

STORM BRAIN: THE HIPPOCRATES BOOK OF THE BRAIN 

edited by Wendy French, Michael Hulse and Donald Singer 

The Hippocrates Press 
£12 ISBN 978-1- 9163981-1- 5 

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About the book

Already understood by Plato as the seat of thought and analysis, the brain has been an object of scientific study at least since the days of the ancient Egyptians. In recent times, the impressive advances of neuroscience have given us modern brain surgery and a growing understanding of the nature of stroke and dementia. At the same time, millions worldwide experience either in themselves or in loved ones the ravages wrought on the individual when the brain suffers an attack. 

In compiling Storm Brain – made possible by the generous support of healthy heart charity the Cardiovascular Research Trust – the editors invited poets around the English-speaking world to donate poems on the subject of the brain and its afflictions. Among the poets in this book are Roo Borson and Kim Maltman, Peter Goldsworthy, Elizabeth Smither, Mimi Khalvati, Gwyneth Lewis, Jeffrey Harrison, Marilyn Bowering, Mary O’Donnell, Lawrence Sail, Claire Trévien, Philip Gross and C. K. Stead. 

They are joined by leading medical professionals whose practice and research has led them to a keen interest in stroke, and they contribute information and advice to help every one of us understand and avert stroke or manage its consequences. The result, a companion volume to the earlier Hippocrates Book of the Heart, will give pleasure and helpful instruction. 

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