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Waverly, N. Y., Oct. 13, 1900.
To the Editor:
—I note with surprise the discussion on Professor Bevan's paper in issue of September 22. Is it possible the majority of those taking part in the discussion represent the highest attainment of the neurologists of the present era? If so, there is small wonder that corporations do not generally employ them. I have too much respect for the eminent men, universally known and esteemed throughout the world, who have espoused that field to believe any such thing. Professor Bevan's experience is that of most experienced surgeons, be they railway surgeons or others. While I can not concur in all he says, in the main my experience for thirty years corroborrates his views. But I wish briefly to refer to such authorities as Brourdel, Paget, Charcot and many others of equally worldwide fame, who state the proportion of simulated cases of traumatic
Harnden RS. Traumatic Neuroses. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(17):1099. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460430035015
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