"Will captivate doctors, medical historians and anyone interested in the shift from Victorian to twentieth century."
"Jacyna's seminal portrait of physiologist-turned-clinical-neurologist Henry Head reinvents medical biography and positions it at the cutting edge of several rejuvenated historiographies."
—British Journal for the History of Science
"This is a thoughtful, critical—and oftentimes compassionate—view of an overlooked figure of the modernist period."
—The British Society for Literature and Science
"Medicine and Modernism is as impressively polymathic as its subject . . . Jacyna is a consummate historian, faithful to the detail of Head's life that emerges from a rich archive of material, both published and unpublished."
"Jacyna has given us an accomplished, scholarly, and insightful account of an era."
"Jacyna is a highly regarded historian of medicine who . . . has written an eloquent and subtle biography of an individual and his milieu. It will be of interest to anyone seeking a window on to the world of medicine and the arts at the outset of the twentieth century."