Gustave Dax and the early history of cerebral dominance.

  title={Gustave Dax and the early history of cerebral dominance.},
  author={Stanley Finger and Dennis Roe},
  journal={Archives of neurology},
  volume={53 8},
In 1863, 2 years before Paul Broca published his heralded paper on the special role of the left hemisphere in speech, Gustave Dax sent a paper to the Académie de Médecine in Paris, France. His lengthy submission included an insightful memoir presumably written by his father Marc in 1836 and supportive material that he had collected himself. The present article examines the events leading to Gustave's 1863 submission to the Académie. It also presents an English translation of the negative… CONTINUE READING

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