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The author of this slender book intended it to be an account of the emergence of American neurology as revealed by study of the lives of those who created it. Details of the growth of the major neurologic professional organizations and the evolution of federal programs have been included. Brief descriptions of the status of science, technology, education, and the treatment of disease orient the reader to the ambiance in which each historical figure worked. Extensive references are provided, including many sources that are often recondite.
Lengthy vignettes of Weir Mitchell and William Hammond describe the former's monumental study of
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A History of American Neurology.. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:295. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-295_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(2):295.
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