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March 1933


Author Affiliations


From the Neurological Clinic, University of Amsterdam.

Arch NeurPsych. 1933;29(3):624-632. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1933.02240090194013

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It is a happy idea of the editors of the Archives to have the problem of the training of the neurologist treated publicly. At present the study of neurology is at a critical stage in its development. Until a short time ago neurology was so intimately connected with psychiatry that their united further development might be considered natural. The therapeutic sense of many nerve specialists has, however, turned their interest in a different direction, namely, surgical. The significance of the work of men like Horsley is now better realized by many, since Harvey Cushing and his school have brought neurosurgery to a high therapeutic level.

Neurology has developed partly from general medicine and partly from psychiatry, and has gradually grown to become a special branch of medical science. A review of how far this growth proceeded in Europe shows that in some countries with universities in larger cities, where the

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