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Sir Henry Head (1861–1940) was an English physician and neurologist who worked extensively on sensory systems. Originally published in 1926, this book forms part of a two-volume work by Head on the subject of aphasia. The work was written in an attempt to analyse and integrate the physical and psychological aspects of the condition, incorporating them both into a general theory regarding linguistic expression. Illustrative figures are included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in aphasia and the history of medicine.
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- Date Published: August 2014
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781107419018
- length: 566 pages
- dimensions: 246 x 189 x 29 mm
- weight: 1kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. From the schoolmen to gall
2. Bouillaud to Broca
3. Hughlings Jackson
4. The diagram makers
5. Marie the iconoclast
7. Historical retrospect
Part II: Introductory
1. Methods of examination
2. Clinical examples
3. The nature of the disturbances of function in aphasia and kindred disorders of speech
4. Diverse clinical manifestations assumed by these defects of symbolic formulation and expression
5. The effect produced by the degree of loss of function on the form assumed by an aphasia
6. The effect produced by disorders of symbolic formulation and expression on various forms of behaviour such as speaking, reading, writing and the use of numbers
7. Pictures, drawing, visual imagery and music
8. Summary statement of the results of clinical examination
1. What is meant by localisation of function
2. The anatomical site of the lesion in some traumatic cases of aphasia
3. General conclusions and summary
2. Cerebral localisation
3. Language and thinking
4. Conclusions and summary.
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