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June 20, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(25):2134-2135. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720510054018

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A Memorial to Hughlings Jackson: The Philosopher of Neurology  A fund is being raised to establish a memorial to Hughlings Jackson, who played a great part in the foundation of modern neurology. When he died in 1911 it was written: "He united the generalizations of philosophy to carefully collected clinical observations in a manner that still remains unique." Now, twenty years later, these words remain true. His great contemporary and lifelong friend Sir Jonathan Hutchinson described Jackson as "my greatest discovery," for he persuaded the neurologist not to abandon medicine for literature, as he intended. "For years," wrote Hutchinson, "I plumed myself upon this as the most successful achievement in my long life. Of late, however, I have had misgivings and have doubted whether— great as has been the gain to medicine—it might not have been a yet greater gain to the world at large if Hughlings Jackson had been

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