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September 1926

J: Hughlings Jackson: Eine Studie über Krämpfe (1869).

Arch NeurPsych. 1926;16(3):394. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1926.02200270133017

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The name of Hughlings Jackson is a household word in neurologic circles throughout the world today when the full significance of his observations and the generalizations he made from them are beginning to be appreciated. Few, however, have the opportunity to refer to the original writings of the "Father of English Neurology," many of which appeared in journals of small circulation. In the volume under review is reprinted the classic "A Study of Convulsions" which was published in Transactions of the St. Andrews Medical Graduates' Association, 1869, pp. 162-204. The original English is given on one page and the German translation on the page facing it. In the introduction, Dr. Sittig states that the object of this work is to familiarize German neurologists with the genius and method of Hughlings Jackson, who was characterized by Arnold Pick as the "profoundest thinker in neuropathology." A brief sketch of Jackson's life and

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