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October 1932

Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson. Volume 2. Evolution and Dissolution of the Nervous System, Speech, Various Papers, Addresses and Lectures.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(4):967. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240040212021

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Abstract

The papers in the second volume of selections from the writing of Hughlings Jackson have been arranged in three sections, the first dealing with the papers on "Evolution and Dissolution of the Nervous System," the second, "Affections of Speech," and the third, "Various Papers, Addresses and Lectures."

Perhaps nothing that Jackson has written from the philosophical standpoint compares with the contents of the lectures on the evolution and dissolution of the nervous system, and in them is contained the broad philosophy of localization and symptomatology.

Jackson's views on speech have been very well brought out by Henry Head in his work on aphasia. The subjects of the various papers, addresses and lectures again indicate Jackson's broader conception of the philosophy of neurology, for he rarely reports a case. A case was used merely to emphasize a conception of the philosophy of the subject. Therein lies Hughlings Jackson's greatness.

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