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Journal of Neurology

, Volume 254, Issue 1, pp 124–125 | Cite as

Christfried Jakob (1866–1956)

  • Lazaros C. TriarhouEmail author
  • Manuel del Cerro
PIONEERS IN NEUROLOGY

Neurologists are familiar with Bavarian-born Alfons Maria Jakob (1884–1931), Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Hamburg, after whom Jakob-Creutzfeldt disease is named. Another Jakob, altogether unheeded in the English biomedical literature, is the neuropathologist Christfried (Christofredo) Jakob, 18 years senior to Alfons, also Bavarian-born, and considered to be the father of Neurology in Argentina, his adopted homeland. Open image in new window

Commanding an impressive background knowledge in philosophy, literary studies and classical music, Jakob dedicated his life to the study of unknown areas of comparative neurobiology with special emphasis on the natural history of the cerebral cortex, descriptive and pathological anatomy and neuropathology [6], psychiatry, neuropsychology [7], neurophilosophy, embryology, zoology, botany, hydrobiology, palaeontology and geography.

Christfried Jakob was born on 25 December 1866 in Wörnitzostheim. He studied medicine at...

Keywords

Argentina Pathological Anatomy Aortitis Oculomotor Paralysis High Mental Function 
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References

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    Jakob C (1897) Atlas der klinischen Untersuchungsmethoden nebst Grundriss der klinischen Diagnostik und der speziellen Pathologie und Therapie der inneren Krankheiten. Verlag von J. F. Lehmann, MünchenGoogle Scholar
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    Jakob C (1911) Das Menschenhirn: Eine Studie über den Aufbau und die Bedeutung seiner grauen Kerne und Rinde. I. Teil. Tafelwerk nebst Einführung in den Organisationsplan des Menschlichen Zentralnervensystems. J. F. Lehmann’s Verlag, MünchenGoogle Scholar
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    Jakob C (1912) Ueber die Ubiquität der senso-motorischen Doppelfunktion der Hirnrinde als Grundlage einer neuen biologischen Auffassung des kortikalen Seelenorgans. Münch Med Wochenschr 59:466–468Google Scholar
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dept. of Educational and Social PolicyEconomo-Koskinas Wing for Integrative and Evolutionary Neuroscience, University of MacedoniaThessalonikiGreece
  2. 2.Dept. of Neurobiology & Anatomy and OphthalmologyUniversity of RochesterRochesterUSA

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