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November 1926


Arch NeurPsych. 1926;16(5):539-554. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1926.02200290002001

We are gradually beginning to conceive of neurology in its wider applications. It now appears to be something of greater dynamic power than that needed for the care of those who fall victims to disease. Its original defensive attitudes in this respect, even its more modern activities in prevention, must ultimately be supplemented by progressive efforts which have as their goal the extension of human happiness through the development of intelligence.

Neurology is the study of all phases of that dominating system of the body which controls the entire process of behavioral adjustment and human evolution; that system which has carried man forward from one stage of his progress to the next, which has made him what he is, which holds out to him his only chance of improvement.

It is to one of the most important relations in this broader conception of the neurologic field that I would call