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July 1945

The Story of a Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1945;54(1):73-74. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1945.02300070083012

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Abstract

Dr. Elsberg has given an accurate account of the development of the Neurological Institute. He carries one fluently and with easy motion through the tumultuous vicissitudes of its early years: that period of crystallization and growth of the organization which has attained a place of distinction in the medical annals of New York.

He describes with simple clarity the labor and devotion of the founders, both lay and medical, and tells how the indomitable energy of two medical men by procuring funds galvanized the board of directors into securing the incorporation, the purchase of the old building and the organization of the hospital as an entity.

One could wish he had drawn a more graphic picture of those early days, with more details of the inevitable clash of strong dominant personalities, the confusion of the clinic afternoons, when the traffic lines of patients bound for the physical therapy department became

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