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Hughlings Jackson is usually an enigma to physicians, especially neurologists, yet an understanding of his concepts are basic to clinical neurology. At a time when the field of neurology is obsessed with molecular biology and neurochemistry, it is refreshing to find a book on the unique legacy of Hughlings Jackson.
To read Jackson's original papers to gain some insight into his notions of nervous function is well nigh an impossible task. Lassek has distilled Jackson's unwieldy writing in an attempt to obtain the essence of his concepts. In many places, however, the writing is still Jacksonian, that is, vague, philosophical,
The Unique Legacy of Doctor Hughlings Jackson.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:463–464. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-3-463_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(3):463-464.
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