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December 1920

THE SPECIAL FIELD OF NEUROLOGICAL SURGERY AFTER ANOTHER INTERVAL

Arch NeurPsych. 1920;4(6):603-637. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1920.02180240002001
Abstract

Those engaged in scientific or professional pursuits have need of a periodical accounting of stock no less than those engaged in business. The results of such an inventory may sometimes be of more than personal interest, especially when projects have been undertaken which are in a measure novel or special, for their success or failure may encourage others or may deter them from similar adventures.

SPECIALIZATION IN GENERAL  In a sense, I suppose, every medical graduate tends in time to particularize to a certain extent, and through liking or opportunity comes to be known as more expert or better informed than his fellows in one thing or another. He may have had an unusual experience in relation to child-birth, shown unusual skill in dealing with the ailments of children or with the maladies to which their mothers are heir. He may have a mechanical bent and be particularly apt as

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