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October 1923

DR. GEORGE M. BEARDA SKETCH OF HIS LIFE AND CHARACTER, WITH SOME PERSONAL REMINISCENCES

Arch NeurPsych. 1923;10(4):NP-435. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1923.02190280049006
Abstract

INTRODUCTION  A great many interesting tales could be told and some have been told about breaking into New York. It is a great adventure. Dr. George M. Beard came to New York at a time when it was not as easy as it is now. He came a stranger although he was a Yale graduate, and met his college friends here. But he made no important hospital or college connections, except that he lectured at the University Medical College for two years on nervous diseases and electrotherapeutics, and held a clinic for two years at Demilt. He did not care for hospital and laboratory work.He at once plunged with tremendous energy into four fields of activity, all of which were new, and all of which were held rather in suspicion by the conventional medical men of that day. These were electricity in therapeutics; functional neuroses; social

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