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November 1936


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From the Judge Baker Guidance Center.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(5):921-930. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260110006004

In contributing a paper to this volume in token of deep admiration and affection for Dr. Hugh T. Patrick, my thoughts leap back over thirty years, to the time of my early associations with him. At once new developments in neurologic and psychiatric practice come vividly to mind. Nothing stands out more sharply than the fact that since about 1920 society has been confronted with an immensely important disease unknown before then, namely, lethargic encephalitis.

Some of my main chartings in clinical neurology center about a period of work with Oppenheim, that master neurologist in Berlin, from whom Dr. Patrick had learned much and to whom he sent me. In the clinic in Berlin and from Oppenheim's textbook1 (with which I was already familiar) a comprehensive view of neurologic practice was obtainable as nowhere else. Oppenheim had contributed a monograph on encephalitis, but his picture of the disease, even