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History of Neurology: Neurology was there
June 2001

Neurology Was There in the 1930s

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, University of Rochester Medical School, Rochester, NY.



Arch Neurol. 2001;58(6):1017-1019. doi:10.1001/archneur.58.6.1017

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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