Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson - 1st Edition

By: John Hulings Jackson

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1932, Approx. 7x10 inches. Very good condition.Jackson was the first to postulate that abnormal mental conditions may result from structural brain damage, and in 1863 discovered the epileptic convulsions now known as Jacksonian epilepsy, that progress through the body in a series of spasms and in 1875 traced them to lesions of the motor region of the cerebral cortex, or outer layer of the brain. His interest in seizures may have stemmed from his experiences with his wife and cousin who had Jacksonian epilepsy and died at an early age. In 1864 Jackson confirmed Broca's discovery that the speech center of right-handed persons is located in the left cerebral hemisphere, and vice versa, by finding that, in most cases, he was able to associate aphasia in right-handed persons with disease of the left cerebral hemisphere. By 1879 one of Jackson's most outstanding contributions to the neurosciences was his contention that function is localized to areas of the cerebral cortex.

Title: Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson - 1st Edition

Author Name: John Hulings Jackson

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Hodder & Stoughton: 1932

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Good

Type: Book

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