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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


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
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
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Subject Aphasia -- History
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Hearing & Speech.
MEDICAL -- Audiology & Speech Pathology.
MEDICAL -- History.
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781400831180