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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Harold Klawans  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;


Died: 1998 in Chicago, Illinois

-- Harold Klawans on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Harold Klawans was born in Chicago. After graduating with an M. D. degree from the University of Illinois in 1962, Dr. Klawans became a neurologist and professor of neurology and pharmacology at Rush Medical College, in chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Harold Klawans was an academic neurologist who also had a parallel career as a writer.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

The pharmacology of extrapyramidal movement disorders (Monographs in neural sciences)

S. Karger. 1973

Textbook of Clinical Neuropharmacology and Therapeutics
ISBN: 0881677973

Raven Pr. 1992

Includes expanded and updated coverage of convulsive disorders and completely new chapters on tardive dyskinesia and infectious diseases of the CNS.

The Medicine of History from Paracelsus to Freud
ISBN: 0890046840

Raven Press. 1982

This collection of essays and vignettes is a product of the author's lifelong interest in the history of neurology and medicine. The judicious choice of subject matter and readable style reflect Dr. Klawan's versatile talents as neurologist, teacher, medical historian, social observer, and narrator. The book encompasses a diverse range of topics such as neuroendocrine basis of the Emperor Maximus' political behavior, Sigmund Freud's explorations of cocaine, early case reports of Huntington's chorea, and the discovery of spectacles. A major theme underlying these essays is the role of the medical investigator as both participant in an reformer of his society's practices and prejudices. All physicians and historians will find this book fascinating, enlightening, and entertaining look at the evolution of the medical profession in its social context.

Sins of Commission
ISBN: 0809257610

Contemporary Books. 1982

A talented and unconventional doctor attempts to uncover the causes of the horrifying, unexplainable incidents that are terrorizing a midwestern hospital



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