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It is surprising but nevertheless true that there is no detailed and reliable history of neurology available. There are, of course, many papers and mongraphs on certain individual neurological subspecialties or diseases, and a few attempts have been made to prepare a history. One of the historians of medicine who took on the latter task was Fielding H. Garrison, and his essay appeared in the tenth edition of Charles L. Dana's Textbook of Nervous Diseases. Garrison, although aware of the chapter's deficiencies, made no revision, and it appeared only in this edition.
Dr. McHenry has now carried out an extensive
Garrison's History of Neurology.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:671–672. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-3-671
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(3):671-672.
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