Descripción o resumen: An account of the life and work of Dr John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911), the English physician who, during the reign of Queen Victoria, pioneered the development of the specialty of neurology within medical science in the United Kingdom. Much of his work is still the basis of contemporary understanding of the dissolution of language caused by disease. Jackson was one of the founding editors of the journal, Brain. This book will be of interest to neurologists and medical historians. A straightforward, comprehensive account of the life of an eminent physician, John Hughlings Jackson: Father of English Neurology is written as a monument to a man who aroused the deepest respect and affection in his students and colleagues. Neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, pathologists, neuroscientists, residents and medical students will find this book a source of inspiration, and will relish its rare description of medicine in 19th century England.