The years of the Great Depression resulted in unparalleled worldwide disaster. Dictatorial centralization of power occurred most notably in Germany when Hitler and his Nationalist Socialist Party took control of the government. In the United States in 1933, unemployment was estimated at 12 million people, and all social groups experienced the consequence of economic catastrophe.1 Payment to physicians was least in the order of priority of those able to pay their bills. During the Depression years, neurology was there.
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