ADOLF MEYER RESEARCH LECTURE: WHERE VITAL THINGS HAPPEN
AbstractVITAL W. GREYWALTER,HAPPENâ Sc.D.2The great honor of delivering this lecture is a very personal one, since Meyer was one of the first to recognise that physiology must itself evolve in order to encompass the problems of mentality, and so I may dare to assume that you as psychiatrists consider my particular brand of physiology sufficiently advanced to meet the exacting requirements laid down a generation ago by the man whose name we honor today. The title for this lecture is taken from a passage in a paper by Adolf Meyer on the scope and teaching of psychobiology(3). All the writings of Adolf Meyer are so full of scholarship, so well informed, so original, so passionately sincere-and so up-to-date that I could easily fob you off with a series of quotations from them-it is hard to find any subject related to mental activity and brain function that is not dealt with in some part of Meyerâs work. The particular passage from which I have taken my title is concerned with the integration of mental function and if you will permit me to quote further extracts, these will outline vividly for us the scope and purpose of this lecture.. .