Carl Wernicke's localization theory and its significance for the development of scientific psychiatry

@article{Lanczik1991CarlWL,
  title={Carl Wernicke's localization theory and its significance for the development of scientific psychiatry},
  author={Mario Lanczik and Geert Keil},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={1991},
  volume={2},
  pages={171 - 180}
}
A number of neurological syndromes have been named after Carl Wernicke. His localization theories are recognized in neurology, neurosurgery and neuropsychology, but are less popular in psychiatry. He considered neurology and psychiatry as inseparable, but his teachings in this area remain largely unknown. One of the most important psychopathologists of this century, Karl Leonhard (1904-1988), wrote that the history of psychiatry would have taken a different course had Wernicke not died so young… 

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