John Madison Taylor (1855-1931) was an American pediatric neurologist.
Taylor’s hammer had a triangular rubber head and a short, flattened metal handle.
- Born 1855
- 1878 – Medical degree, University of Pennsylvania
- 1882-1896 Assistant to Silas Weir Mitchell, Infirmary for Nervous Disease in Philadelphia
- Professor of pediatrics at the Philadelphia Polyclinic and College for Graduates in Medicine, the Medico-Chirurgical College, and Temple University Medical School.
- Died 1931
- The Tendon Hammer (1888)
- Taylor JM. New form of percussion hammer. Journal of nervous and mental disease. 1888; 15: 253
- Hinsdale G. Dr. John Madison Taylor. Trans Am Climatol Clin Assoc. 1932; 48: xli. [PMC2194437]
- Lanska DJ. [History of the reflex hammer] Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1998;10;118(30):4666-8 PMID 9914749
- Lanska DJ, Lanska MJ. John Madison Taylor (1855-1931) and the first reflex hammer. J Child Neurol. 1990 Jan;5(1):38-9. [PMID 2405048]
- Louis ED. Weir Mitchell’s 1859 demonstration of “a peculiar contraction” produced by a percussion hammer. Neurology 2008;70:969-973
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