John Hughlings Jackson, FRS (Providence Green, 4 April 1835 – London, 7 October 1911) was an innovative and prolific English neurologist. He was appointed full Physician at the National Hospital for Paralysis and Epilepsy located in Queen Square, London (now the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery) as well as Physician at the London Hospital.
Though his range of interests was wide, he is best remembered for his seminal contributions to the diagnosis and understanding of epilepsy in all its forms and complexities. His name is attached eponymously to the characteristic “march” of symptoms in focal motor seizures and to the so-called “dreamy state” of psychomotor seizures of temporal lobe origin.
- Eponym [Whonamedit]
- Jacksonian Epilepsy [Dictionary]
- Jacksonian Epilepsy [Encyclopaedia Britannica]
- Jacksonian March [Epilepsy Foundation]
- Jacksonian Seizure [Disability Guidelines]
- The “dreamy state”: John Hughlings-Jackson’s ideas of epilepsy and consciousness
- The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square [UCL Hospitals]
- Bust of John Hughlings Jackson, resident in the Institute of Neurology, London
- Portrait of John Hughlings Jackson by Lance Calkin
- Jackson’s Heritage blue plaque in the City of Westminster
- Jacksonian Seizure [Video]