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About 100 leading neurologists and psychiatrists formally requested the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association to undertake the publication of a new journal devoted to nervous and mental diseases. After due consideration the trustees granted the request, and this first number of the Archives of Neurology and Psychiatry is the result.
We must all recognize that during the last twenty-five years there have been great, at times startling, advances in neurology and psychiatry. It is not so well recognized that in the recent war the neurologist and psychiatrist at the front has probably been of more importance than the internist. And we believe that it will be generally admitted that the mass of the medical profession is not so well informed on nervous diseases and mental disorders as on most other branches of medical science.
The trustees agreed with the petitioners that there was need of a publication
Editorial Announcement. Arch NeurPsych. 1919;1(1):113–114. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1919.02180010126009
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