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It promises well for the future of neurology that there is an ever increasing number of young physicians who are turning tentatively toward this specialty, willing to undergo prolonged training. How wisely are they advised as to that training? How often does lack of vision on the part of the adviser clip the wings of the aspirant?
There has appeared in the Archives a succession of papers which have presented the individual views of outstanding neurologists of different countries on the same subject—the training of a neurologist. In this series it falls to me to speak for the neurosurgeon and possibly to come to his defense!
Complete definition is unnecessary but one may at least distinguish at the start between neurosurgery and that surgery which a general surgeon finds time to execute on the nervous system; for that is too often therapy without understanding. And conversely one should not consider
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