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JACKSON, J. Hughlings.
Suggestions for Studying Diseases of the Nervous System on Professor Owen's Vertebral Theory.

[Printed for Private Circulation.]

pp. iv, 50, (ii) blank. New paper wrappers, the title leaf dusty and repaired at the fore margin without affecting text, the last leaf repaired in the fore-margin without loss, a few top corners creased.

*COPAC gives 5 locations -  Bristol University - Cambridge University - Royal College of Surgeons of England - University College London - Wellcome Library. WORLDCAT also records these locations and does not add any others in the USA. This is a rare publication - it is not listed in CASEY WOOD Introduction to the Literature of Vertebrate Zoology. Nor is it included in TAYLOR's Selected Writings of Hughlings Jackson. Jackson had a consistent interest in evolution, with particular reference to the nervous system - in his Croonian Lecture of 1884 - Evolution and Dissolution of the Nervous System, he stated : 'The doctrine of evolution daily gains new adherents. It is not simply synonymous with Darwinism. Herbert Spencer applies it to all orders of phenomena. His application of it to the nervous system is most important for medical men.' In the above paper, Jackson references Darwin in his section on the pre-maxillary bones in the human - 'Mr. Paget thinks that the malformation [of the premaxillary] illustrates the correlation of disease, and that it is analogous to the correlation of growths - a theory of Darwin.' In his discussion of the arrested development of the lower jaw, Jackson also refers to the Aztec children '...exhibited in London a few years ago'. He also quotes the photograph of these children used by John Dalton in his 'Treatise on Human Physiology'. I have an original photograph of the children and can provide a copy to accompany the above paper.

H. K. Lewis. London.

Date Published: 1863.

Stock No. 61875

Price: 450.00