James Taylor (1859-1946): favourite disciple of Hughlings Jackson and William Gowers.

  • Mervyn J. Eadie
  • Published 2013 in
    The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of…

Abstract

In neurological circles today the name James Taylor (1859-1946) is probably remembered mainly for his role in editing the Selected Writings of John Hughlings Jackson, the most readily available source of Jackson's contributions to neurological knowledge. Taylors' own neurological achievements are largely or entirely forgotten, but in his day he was an influential figure whose career linked the great figures of the golden era of late nineteenth century British neurology to the neurology of the first half of the twentieth century. Not only was he a junior professional colleague and close friend of both John Hughlings Jackson and William Gowers, he also produced a substantial corpus of neurological writings in his own right, including a textbook of child neurology and the first English language account of subacute combined degeneration of the spinal cord.

DOI: 10.4997/JRCPE.2013.418

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@article{Eadie2013JamesT, title={James Taylor (1859-1946): favourite disciple of Hughlings Jackson and William Gowers.}, author={Mervyn J. Eadie}, journal={The journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh}, year={2013}, volume={43 4}, pages={361-5} }