1835. John Hughlings Jackson

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.

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