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John Hughlings Jackson - bibliography

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English neurologist, born April 4, 1835, Providence, Green Hammerton, Yorkshire (now in North Yorkshire); died October 7, 1911, London.


  • Observations on defects of sight in brain disease.
    Ophthalmic Hospital Reports, London, 1863-1864, 4: 10-19, 389-446.
    Ophthalmic Hospital Reports, London, 1865-1866, 5: 51-78, 251-306.
    In this work Jackson showed the importance of the ophthalmoscope in the investigation of diseases of the nervous system. Reprinted in Medical Classics, 1939, 3: 918-926.
  • Loss of speech: its association with valvular disease of the heart, and with hemiplegia on the right side. Defects of smell. Defects of speech in chorea. Arterial regions in epilepsy.
    Clinical lectures and reports by the medical and surgical staff of the London Hospital, 1864, 1: 388-471.
    Jackson studied aphasia for 30 years. he emphasized its psychological aspects and laid the foundation for present knowledge of the condition.
  • Notes on the physiology and pathology of language.
    The Medical Times and Gazette, London, 1866, 1: 659-662.
  • On a case of muscular atrophy, with disease of the spinal cord and medulla oblongata.
    Written with Jacob Augustus Lockhart Clarke (1817-1880).
    Medico-Chirurgical Transactions, London, 1867, 50: 489-496.
  • Case of hemikinesis. British Medical Journal, London, 1875, 1: 773.
  • Notes on the physiology and pathology of language 6). Brain, 1915, 38: 65-71.
  • On affections of speech from disease of the brain79). Brain, 1915, 38: 107-129.
    Jackson's papers on affections of speech, reprinted and commented by Sir Henry Head (1861-1940).
  • Remarks on the relations of different divisions of the central nervous system to one another and to parts of the body.British Medical Journal, 1898, 1: 65-69.
  • Neurological Fragments of J. Hughlings Jackson.
    Edited by James Taylor. London 1925.
    A series of brief articles published originally in Lancet over a period of sixteen years, all dealing with clinical and physiological neurology and each written in Jackson’s characteristic style.
  • Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson.
    Edited by James Taylor (1859-1946) 2 volumes, London, 1931
    Volume I:
  • On Epilepsy and Epileptiform Convulsions.
    Volume II:
  • Evolution and Dissolution of the Nervous System. Speech. Various Papers, Addresses. Bibliography. First published 1881-1887. Various:
  • Loss of speech, with hemiplegia of the right side.
    Ophthalmic Hospital Reports and Journal of the Royal London Ophthalmic Hospital, London. Volume 1, 1857.
  • Defects of sight in brain disease. Ophthalmic Hospital Reports, London.
  • Ophthalmoscopic examination during sleep. Ophthalmic Hospital Reports, London
  • Epileptiform amaurosis.Convulsion. In: Sir John Russell Reynolds (1828-1896), publisher: A System of Medicine, volume II. London, Macmillan & Co., 1868.
  • Apoplexy. In: Sir John Russell Reynolds, publisher: A System of Medicine. Volume II. London, Macmillan & Co., 1868.
  • Disease of both lobes of the cerebellum. The Medical Mirror, London. Volume 6, 1869.
  • Diseases of nervous system from inherited syphilis.
    Transactions of the St. Andrew's Medical Graduates' Association, London.
  • A study of convulsions.
    Transactions of the St. Andrew's Medical Graduates' Association, London. In West Riding Lunatic Asylum Reports, Volume III 1873, IV 1874, and V 1875.
  • On the localization of movements in the cerebral hemisphere.
  • On the investigation of epilepsies.
  • On a case of recovery from optic neuritis.
  • On temporary mental disorders after epileptic paroxysms.
  • Syphilitic affections of the nervous system.
    Journal of Mental Science, London, volume 20, 1875.
  • Eye symptoms in locomotor ataxy and in optic neuritis.
    Transactions of the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom, volume I, 1881.
  • Epileptiform convulsions from cerebral disease.
    Transactions of the International Medical Congress, 1881. Bibliography from 1861 to 1894 in London Hospital Gazette, 1894. Works by others:
  • T. Laycock:
    Analytical essay on irregular and aggravated forms of hysteria. The Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal, 1839, 52: 43-86. On the reflex function of the brain.
    British and Foreign Medical Journal, 1845, 19: 298-311 On the reflex function of the brain: a correction of dates.
    The British Medical Journal, May 1874, 705-706. Reflex, automatic and unconscious cerebration; a history and a criticism.
    The Journal of Mental Science, 1876, 21: 477-498.
    Thomas Laycock was the first person to apply the concept of reflex action to the brain
  • Pierre Paul Broca (1824-1880):
    Perte de la parole; ramolissement chronique et destruction partielle du lobe antérieur gauche de cerveau.
    Bulletins de la Société d’anthropologie de Paris, 1861, 2: 235-238.
  • David Ferrier:
    The Croonian Lectures on Cerebral Localisation.
    Royal College of Physicians of London, 1874. The Function of the Brain. London, 1876.
    French translation: Les fonctions du cerveau. Paris, 1878. VIII + 519 pages.
    German translation by Heinrich Obersteiner: Die Functionen des Gehirnes. Braunschweig, 1879. On localisation of cerebral diseases. Gulstonian lecture, 1878.
  • Julius Eduard Hitzig and Gustav Theodor Fritsch:
    Über die elektrische Erregbarkeit des Grosshirns. Archiv für Anatomie, Physiologie und wissenschaftliche Medicin, Leipzig, 1870, 37: 300-332.
  • H. Viets:
    The history of neurology in the last one hundred years.
    Bulletin of the New York Academy of Medicine, 1948, 24: 772-783.
  • J. Taylor:
    Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson.
    Volumes 1 & 2. London, Staples Press, 1958.
  • H. Engelhardt:
    John Hughlings Jackson and the mind-body relation.
    Bulletin of the History of Medicine, 1975, 49: 137-151.
  • K. Dewhurst:
    Hughlings Jackson and Neurology. Oxford, England: Sanford Publications, 1982.
  • M. Swash:
    John Hughlings-Jackson: A sesquicentennial tribute.
    Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, 1986, 49: 981-985.
  • Barry G. Firkin and J. A. Whitworth:
    J. Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911).
    In: Dictionary of Medical Eponyms. Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989.
  • MacDonald Critchley and Eileen A. Critchley:
    John Hughlings Jackson, Father of English Neurology.
    New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 1998.
  • L. Harris:
    Early theory and research on hemispheric specialization.
    Schizophrenia Bulletin, 1999, 25 (1): 1-39.
  • R. Edward Hogan and Kitti Kaiboriboon:
    The "Dreamy State": John Hughlings-Jackson’s Ideas of Epilepsy and consciousness.
    The American Journal of Psychiatry, October 2003, 160: 1740-1747.

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