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March 1936


Arch NeurPsych. 1936;35(3):639-641. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260030211011

Let others record more fully Charles Loomis Dana's contributions to the progress of neurology and psychiatry in America. I wish to write of him as the man with whom a small group were in close touch for more than forty years—a group that admired and respected him for his exceptional talents and his splendid character. Sincere, but sometimes caustic in his criticism, he was always just and genuinely human.

Dana was not merely a fine physician and a great neurologist; he was a man of extraordinary ability as a writer, a lover of the classics, ancient and modern, and a connoisseur of the arts, having a most unusual familiarity with the art of ancient and modern times.

It was due to his extraprofessional interests that in 1898 he persuaded Joseph Collins, Frederick Peterson and myself to meet, at first informally, and later to organize as a club to which in