[John Hughlings Jackson, neurologist.] Typed Draft, with Autograph emendations, of letter replying to 'Dr Osler', i.e. Sir William Osler on a proposal by him and Silas Weir Mitchell and James Jacksom Putnam, regarding reprinting his papers.

John Hughlings Jackson (1835-1911), neurologist and pioneer in the field of epilepsy [Sir William Osler (1849-1919); Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) and James Jacksom Putnam (1846-1918), neurologists]
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3 Manchester Square, London; 12 February 1901.
SKU: 21845

1p, 4to. In good condition, lightly aged and worn, with thin strip of paper from mount adhering to the blank reverse. Folded twice.Unsigned. Eighteen line typescript with a number of autograph emendations.He begins by thanking 'Dr Osler' for the letter he has sent containing a request made not only in his own name, but also in those of the American neurologists Silas Weir Mitchell (1829-1914) and James Jacksom Putnam (1846-1918), and which Jackson has 'carefully considered'. He continues: 'Many of my papers, all the old ones, are very old fashioned and are not worthy of reprint. (I have been working on neurological subjects for 36 years). As to more recent papers, there is much in them too antiquated for republication. And as to some others, which I think do contain something of a little value, there is recapitulation from one to the other – the same thing in several papers.' Despite this, Jackson is 'so highly stimulated by a request from three such men' that he will 'endeavour a kind of reproduction', hoping 'to make a volume which will contain in a methodical way most of what I have done in neurology and another volume of minor contributions to neurology'. He adds here in autograph: 'I am not sure that I will succeed in these projects. My health is not so good as it was. I will do my best'. He fears it would not be possible 'for any one but myself to reproduce in any orderly way what is scattered in many of my papers'. He ends by 'Thanking all three of you most heartily'.