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Carl Wernicke, The Breslau School and The History of Aphasia

  • Norman Geschwind
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 16)

Abstract

This and the next chapter represented my first ventures into medical history, as did another paper which appears later in this volume, ‘Wernicke’s contribution to the study of aphasia’. I did not then nor do I now consider myself a medical historian, or a historian or philosopher of science. It seemed to me, however, even as an amateur that it was important to apply some corrective views to what seemed to me to be grossly incorrect views as to the historical events, and as to the importance of certain key figures. Wernicke, like Liepmann, was a neglected figure, and Goldstein widely misinterpreted, a fact for which he was himself in good part responsible.

Keywords

Motor Speech German Scholarship Speech Area Spastic Hemiplegia Conduction Aphasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Geschwind
    • 1
  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

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