Cerebral Localisation. A Review and Forecast. Being the Marshall Hall Prize Oration

David Ferrier
1884 Medico-chirurgical transactions  
MR. PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF THE ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY, I have in the first place to express to you my grateful appreciation of the great honour you have done me in awarding me the Marshall Hall prize of this year, and of the further high privilege you have accorded me, in asking me to address you on this occasion. To be the recipient of a prize associated with the name of Marshall Hall, and for work done in that department of medical science which he himself so adorned and
more » ... so adorned and enriched, is a distinction of which I am indeed proud. I know of no name in the ranks of scientific medical inquiry in this or any other country which stands higher than that of Marshall Hall, and no work which has done more to advance the physiology and pathology of the nervous system, and not this only, but medicine and surgery in general, than his investigations into the nature and conditions of reflex action. This he was undoubtedly the first to formulate and expound, and clear from the vagueness VOL. LXVITi. 3
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