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Baillarger's principle

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Baillarger pointed out that patients with aphasia had lost the power of voluntary speech but nevertheless retained certain automatic expressions that were not always employed correctly.

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In 1865 Baillarger pointed out that patients with aphasia had lost the power of voluntary speech but nevertheless retained certain automatic expressions that were not always employed correctly. This contribution was recognized by John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911) who called it Baillarger's principle.

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