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Special Millennium Article
January 2000

A Century and a Half of Modern Neurology, a Decade of the Brain, and the Millennium

Author Affiliations

From the Neurological Institute, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY.

Arch Neurol. 2000;57(1):52. doi:10.1001/archneur.57.1.52

Roger Rosenberg, MD, asked us to outline the greatest triumphs of the century and important research that needs to be addressed. Can we tell?

I started neurology training in 1950. Some of the then-current technologies disappeared unpredictably, such as pneumoencephalography, direct carotid injections for angiography, frontal lobotomy, fever therapy, and tank respirators. In addition, diseases, such as paralytic poliomyelitis, measles encephalitis, Reye syndrome, and neurosyphilis, disappeared.

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