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Author Jacyna, L. S.

Title Lost words : narratives of language and the brain, 1825-1926 / L.S. Jacyna
Published Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (241 pages) : illustrations
Summary 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 modern scientific discourse on the relations between language and the brain, from the very beginnings of this discussion through World War I. Viewing these texts as literature--comp
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Aphasia -- History.
Aphasia -- history.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99089724
ISBN 1400831180 (electronic bk.)
9781400831180 (electronic bk.)