LEWIS J. POLLOCK, M.D.
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The importance of the grey matter of the cerebrum was first emphasized by Gall and Spurzheim. The cerebral hemispheres were thought to be divided into as many pairs of particular organs as the functions they subserve.
In 1825 G. R. Boullaud described the symptoms of aphasia in a series of cases and was able to show that the frontal lobe was diseased in all cases. A little later (1836) M. Dax demonstrated that cases showing disorders of spoken language suffered from lesions of the left cerebral hemisphere. In 1861 Paul Broca confirmed the conjecture that there was a given center
POLLOCK LJ. Cerebral Localization12. Ann Intern Med. ;4:21–28. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-1-21
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(1):21-28.
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