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MacDonald Critchley - bibliography

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British neurologist, born February 2, 1900; died October 15, 1997.


  • M. Critchley:
    Sir William Gowers, 1845-1915. A Biographical Appreciation.
    London, William Heinemann, 1949.
  • M. Critchley:
    The parietal lobes. London, Edward Arnold, 1953.
  • MacDonald Critchley (1900-1997):
    The enigma of Gerstmann’s syndrome.
    Brain, Oxford, 1966, 89 (part 2): 183-198.
  • Macdonald Critchley, editor in chief:
    Butterworth Medical Dictionary. (2nd edition 1986). London & Boston: Butterworths.
  • MacDonald Critchley and Eileen A. Critchley:
    John Hughlings Jackson, Father of English Neurology.
    This book traces the life and scientific career of Dr. John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911), the English physician who pioneered the development of neurology as a medical specialty during the reign of Queen Victoria.
  • M. Critchley and R. A. Henson, editors:
    Music and the Brain: Studies in the Neurology of Music.
    London: Heinemann, 1977.

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