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February 1933


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Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(2):368-381. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240080158013

In a recent edition of an American textbook of neurology, the distinguished authors, in giving a reference to a paper written by me on certain reflex phenomena, were at pains to warn their readers that the paper in question "should be read with caution as not free from insular prejudices."

Perhaps I may be allowed to preface my remarks on the training of the neurologist by expressing the hope that they will be found to bristle with these same prejudices; that is, with views which, although they may not command general approval, represent the fruits of my experience and express my personal convictions. That there are limitations inherent in such a method of approach is clear, but it has the merit that by it discussion is more likely to be stimulated than by a series of colorless generalizations, or counsels of perfection.

Nevertheless, in the endeavor to take as broad

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