The history of cerebral localization is the focus of the most recent issue of the Journal of the History of Neurosciences. An outgrowth of a World Federation of Neurology Research Group on the History of the Neurosciences Fall 2005 symposium, the issue explores the history of cerebral localization from antiquity up to the twentieth century.
Articles in this issue include:
“Cerebral Localization in Antiquity” by F. Clifford Rose
“Cerebral Localization in the Eighteenth Century – An Overview” by Axel Karenberg, Institute for the History of Medicine and Medical Ethics, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
“Cerebral Localization in the Nineteenth Century — The Birth of a Science and its Modern Consequences” by David A. Steinberg, Fiddletown Institute, Fiddletown, CA
“The Role of Focal Epilepsy in the Development of Jacksonian Localization” by M. J. Eadie, Department of Medicine, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
“Localization of Language Function in the Twentieth Century” by George K. York III, Fiddletown Institute, Fiddletown, CA
Also in this issue of the Journal of the History of Neurosciences, is an article previously blogged about at AHP: “Face to Face with Phineas Gage” by Photographic Collectors Jack and Beverly Wilgus. The article features the first known photograph of railway accident survivor Phineas Gage.