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Fye's account is built mainly on biographic essays on John Call Dalton, Jr., S. Weir Mitchell, Henry P. Bowditch, and H. Newell Martin. These essays set these leaders of American medical science in their time and institutions and lead up to the founding of the American Physiological Society and the early 20th century setting of Flexner's criticisms. A highly readable and thoroughly documented text.
Brazier's text contains 59 biographic sketches of the Europeans who through the 19th century built the anatomic and physiologic foundations for 20th century neuroscience. She begins with Giovanni Aldini (1762 to 1834) and closes with Nikolas
The Development of American Physiology: Scientific Medicine in the Nineteenth Century.A History of Neurophysiology in the 19th Century.. Ann Intern Med. 1988;108:650. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-108-4-650_2
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