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July 2, 1932

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

JAMA. 1932;99(1):62. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740530064036

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A review of volume I appeared in The Journal, Dec. 26, 1931, page 1984. The present, and last, volume has three divisions: section I, 118 pages, containing addresses and papers relating principally to what Jackson called "evolution and dissolution" of the nervous system, principally dissolution; section II, 91 pages, articles relating to disorders of speech; section III, 269 pages, various papers, addresses and lectures. A full chronological list of Dr. Jackson's publications (from 1861 to 1909) and a good index close the volume. What was said of volume I may equally be said of this one: it "contains such a mass of information that detailed review is out of the question but no physician can read it without learning a multitude of things, besides enjoying a scientific banquet of neurologic knowledge."

The articles on dissolution of the nervous system present a broad base for a logical conception of diseases of

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