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Babinski

(bə-bĭnskē)Joseph François Felix 1857-1932
  1. French neurologist who described the diagnostic relevance of Babinski's reflex.
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Historical Examples

  • At his side is Mr. Babinski, chief of the clinic, supporting a person afflicted with hysteria.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 598, June 18, 1887

    Various

  • Irritation of the soles caused quite a typical Babinski phenomenon.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • No foot clonus, no Babinski; abdominal reflexes present, cremasteric not elicited; catalepsy not always present.

  • There is no contraction of the visual fields; reflectivity is normal; Babinski's sign is absent.

  • According to Babinski, hysteria is a mental state which renders its subject capable of auto-suggestion.