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August 20, 1910

The Dependence of Neurology on Internal Medicine

JAMA. 1910;55(8):712. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330080078028

To the Editor:  I think the article by Drs. Joseph Collins and Pearce Bailey, of New York (The Journal, July 30, 1910, p. 393), was read with great interest and received extensive comment by those of us who are interested in the teaching of neurology. As a general proposition most of the premises advanced by the authors of this article are correct. All of us are agreed that neurology has been neglected, both in the lecture room and hospital ward, but the statement that "In all America there is scarcely a general hospital with neurologic wards worthy of the name, etc.," will not hold water. So with the statement "The profession who teaches them having no hospital patients of their own can demonstrate only such patients as are able to walk to the clinic;" and so on throughout the entire article are many statements that are really misleading and do

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