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November 1936


Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(5):919-920. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260110004003

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Your sense of humor, friend Patrick, will enable you to accept and appreciate in the proper spirit this series of what I have spoken of elsewhere as "premature obituary notices." And yet there is no harm in hearing from your contemporaries what they think of you, how you have played your part, what they think of your achievements, your character and your service to mankind. There are few of your professional friends who have known you longer than I. For nearly forty years we have met at the sessions of the American Neurological Association; you were one of the group that included Dercum, Mills, Spiller, Burr, Joseph Collins, Dana, Peterson, Adolf Meyer, Thomas of Baltimore, Harvey Cushing, Tilney, Bassoe and others, each one of whom has contributed substantially to the structure of American neurology. Let the youngsters of today remember that we of the older group prepared the ground on