This book is a compilation of biographies of the important figures in neurology of the past 100 years, excluding those who are still living. The biographies were written by various neurologists, most of whom have had some personal contact with the person they describe. The book does not attempt to give a connected history of the development of neurology but is restricted to short biographies of 133 physicians, mainly German, French, English, and American, with a photograph of each. These biographies are divided into groups according to the special field of interest as follows: neuroanatomists, neurophysiologists, neuropathologists, clinical neurologists, and neurosurgeons. The sketches are too brief to give anything but a glimpse of the life and personality of the subject, but on the whole they are well written; and the photographs are clearly reproduced.
Forewords were written by Dr. Henry A. Riley, vicepresident of the Fourth International Neurological Congress, Col.
The Founders of Neurology: One Hundred and Thirty-Three Biographical Sketches Prepared for the Fourth International Neurological Congress in Paris. JAMA. 1953;153(5):526. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940220070024
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