While neurology has been defined as "a meditation on death," it is my pleasant task today to indicate that nothing could be further from the real truth of the situation. Neurology is not dead but is a living, pulsating specialty not alone in itself but as a constant aid in all other fields of medicine.
At this time it might not be amiss to take a short inventory of what has been done in neurology for the purpose of making more adequate plans for the future. A mere cursory review of the achievements of such intrepid workers as Sir Charles Bell, Weigert, Meynert, Erb, Nissl, Charcot, Hughlings Jackson, Gowers, Oppenheim, Mills, Obersteiner, Kraeplin, and numerous others who have blazed the way should be an inspiration to us to carry on where those noble and able pathfinders left off.These workers gradually traced our knowledge of the development and
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