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February 1946

Egas Moniz: Ultima lição; bibliográfia.

Arch NeurPsych. 1946;55(2):170. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1946.02300130096017

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Abstract

This is the swan-song of Egas Moniz, who retired from the field of teaching in November 1944. It is a review of his work, an apology and an acknowledgment to those who have been associated with him. It is written in the elegant prose which the author has applied to other fields besides medicine. The bibliography includes 324 titles, including books on medical history, art, politics and geography, for Egas Moniz was an essayist and critic as well as a physician. The two major contributions of Egas Moniz are described, fortunately, in the first person. As he says, it is of special interest to readers to know what led up to the experiments and how the preliminary steps were made. Egas Moniz gives much more space to his work with cerebral angiography than he does to prefrontal leukotomy. In making his farewell, he looks forward to the changes that will

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