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Owecki, M.K., León-Sanz, P. Jiří Procháska (1749–1820). J Neurol 267, 873–875 (2020).
Jiří Procháska was an ophthalmologist, physiologist, and
anatomist but it is impossible to consider him a neurologist.
Paradoxically, however, his contribution to the development
of the emerging feld of neurology is undeniable. His theory
of the refex, with its aferent and eferent branches and a
decision-making center in between, became one of the foundations of clinical, experimental, and theoretical neurology in the century to follow.