Hierarchies in Neurology

A Reappraisal of a Jacksonian Concept

  • Christopher Kennard
  • Michael Swash

Part of the Clinical Medicine and the Nervous System book series (CLIN.MED.NERV.)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Historical

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Macdonald Critchley
      Pages 11-15
    3. C. W. Wallesch
      Pages 17-23
  3. Consciousness and Memory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. A. Baddeley
      Pages 49-54
  4. Epilepsy

  5. Sensory Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. C. Kennard
      Pages 87-92
    3. Å. B. Vallbo
      Pages 93-109
  6. Motor System

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 111-111
    2. P. B. C. Matthews
      Pages 143-149
    3. J. F. Stein
      Pages 159-167
    4. M. Swash
      Pages 169-180
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-183

About this book


Hughlings Jackson, the noted English neurologist, fathered many ideas that today still underlie our understanding of common clinical phenomena. This is a reappraisal of Jackson's work, both within its historical framework and in light of modern concepts of neurology. The approach is new, combining historical, clinical and basic scientific information in one synthesis on the organization and function of the nervous system. The concept of levels of function is addressed, specifically with regard to areas of brain function; and the hierarchical strategy is considered as part of the current concept of a distributed system of neurons. Clinicians and scientists alike will find much food for thought in this modern treatise of Jacksonian concepts.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher Kennard
    • 1
  • Michael Swash
    • 1
  1. 1.Neurology DepartmentThe London HospitalWhitechapel, LondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-3149-6
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-3147-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-147X
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