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Critical Consideration of the Status of Neurology

Critical Consideration of the Status of Neurology Abstract It seems to me particularly opportune at this time to cast a critical glance at the functions and achievements of the American Neurological Association and to venture an opinion as to the future growth and development of the specialty which with considerable truth we may regard as the most scientific branch of clinical medicine. No other field has lent itself so well to the scientific correlation of signs and symptoms and clinical syndromes with anatomy and physiology and pathology. A survey at this time has special relevance now that neurology, like other medical sciences, has entered a new phase and has been for some time at a challenging crossroad. Such a survey is all the more necessary in view of the fact that much irresponsible talk is heard about the future of the neurological speciality. One need not be unduly concerned over the uncritical opinion of some who have the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png A.M.A. Archives of Neurology & Psychiatry American Medical Association

Critical Consideration of the Status of Neurology

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1959 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0096-6886
DOI
10.1001/archneurpsyc.1959.02340130021001
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Abstract

Abstract It seems to me particularly opportune at this time to cast a critical glance at the functions and achievements of the American Neurological Association and to venture an opinion as to the future growth and development of the specialty which with considerable truth we may regard as the most scientific branch of clinical medicine. No other field has lent itself so well to the scientific correlation of signs and symptoms and clinical syndromes with anatomy and physiology and pathology. A survey at this time has special relevance now that neurology, like other medical sciences, has entered a new phase and has been for some time at a challenging crossroad. Such a survey is all the more necessary in view of the fact that much irresponsible talk is heard about the future of the neurological speciality. One need not be unduly concerned over the uncritical opinion of some who have the

Journal

A.M.A. Archives of Neurology & PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 1, 1959

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