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August 13, 1910

Neurologic Hospitals and Neurologic and Psychiatric Wards in General Hospitals

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JAMA. 1910;55(7):613. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330070067025

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To the Editor:  The timely and instructive article, "The Dependence of Neurology on Internal Medicine: Plea for the Establishment of Neurologic Hospitals and of Neurologic Wards in General Hospitals," by Drs. Joseph Collins and Pearce Bailey of New York (The Journal, July 30, 1910, p. 393), seems worthy of more extended comment than would be feasible in the brief period allotted to discussion at the Section meeting. The contention of the writers that this important branch of medicine has received scant recognition in the past from the philanthropic founders of medical laboratories and institutions may be true, in a general sense, The statement, however, that "in all America there is scarcely a general hospital with neurologic wards worthy of the name, with the exception of a few hospitals and inaccessible city almshouses in which cripples and dotards are crowded together under the care of untrained house staffs without laboratory facilities,"

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