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The Face: About Face

The Face: About Face About Face is an explication of the importance of facial movement in conveying and developing emotion and communication among human beings. The author combines a comprehensive review of the science of facial movement with the inner experience of patients who suffer loss of facial movement. The response of individuals to loss of facial movements constitutes the book's core. This humanizes the book and ties it to the older neurologic literature, in which disease symptoms were often shown to express the person (eg, Parker's Clinical Studies in Neurology). More recently, Oliver Sacks in his popular works has bridged the two cultures of the science of medicine (generalizing) and the art of medicine (individualizing), and it is thus appropriate that this book is dedicated in part to Dr Sacks. The book includes an extensive bibliography with notes, an invaluable addition for any serious student. About Face should be required reading for students of clinical neurology and others who are interested in the mechanisms by which disease alters the ability to communicate by facial expression and for those who are interested in the response of persons to such loss. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

The Face: About Face

JAMA , Volume 280 (5) – Aug 5, 1998

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.280.5.480-JBK0805-2-1
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Abstract

About Face is an explication of the importance of facial movement in conveying and developing emotion and communication among human beings. The author combines a comprehensive review of the science of facial movement with the inner experience of patients who suffer loss of facial movement. The response of individuals to loss of facial movements constitutes the book's core. This humanizes the book and ties it to the older neurologic literature, in which disease symptoms were often shown to express the person (eg, Parker's Clinical Studies in Neurology). More recently, Oliver Sacks in his popular works has bridged the two cultures of the science of medicine (generalizing) and the art of medicine (individualizing), and it is thus appropriate that this book is dedicated in part to Dr Sacks. The book includes an extensive bibliography with notes, an invaluable addition for any serious student. About Face should be required reading for students of clinical neurology and others who are interested in the mechanisms by which disease alters the ability to communicate by facial expression and for those who are interested in the response of persons to such loss.

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Aug 5, 1998

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