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Lost words : narratives of language and the brain, 1825-1926

Author: L S Jacyna
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000.
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In the mid-nineteenth century, physicians observed numerous cases in which individuals lost the ability to form spoken words, even as they remained sane and healthy in most other ways. By studying this condition, which came to be known as "aphasia," neurologists were able to show that functions of mind were rooted in localized areas of the brain. Here L.S. Jacyna analyzes medical writings on aphasia to illuminate  Read more...
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Jacyna, L.S.
Lost words.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2000
(DLC) 99089724
(OCoLC)43207338
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L S Jacyna
ISBN: 9781400831180 1400831180
OCLC Number: 496285985
Description: 1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations
Contents: COVER; TITLE; COPYRIGHT; CONTENTS; LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; ONE: Construing Silence; TWO: "The Word Turned Upside Down"; THREE: The Discourse of Aphasia; FOUR: John Hughlings Jackson and the Predicament of the "Speechless Man"; FIVE: Head Wounds; SIX: Dissonant Voices; SEVEN: Making Good; Conclusion; INDEX.
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Analyzes medical writings on aphasia to illuminate scientific discourse on the relations between language and the brain, from the beginnings of this discussion through World War I. This book reveals  Read more...

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