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November 1959

"What Is Past Is Prologue"

Author Affiliations

Sharon, Conn.

AMA Arch Neurol. 1959;1(5):467-474. doi:10.1001/archneur.1959.03840050001001
Abstract

Osler has said: "It is good to hark back to the olden days and gratefully to recall the men whose labors in the past have made the present possible." In this spirit we celebrate today the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Neurological Institute and turn back the pages to recall our origin, paying homage to those whose trials and labors created this hospital. During the last quarter of the 19th century, New York was rich in neurological talent; there were, in fact, more distinguished neurologists here than in any other American city.

The New York Neurological Society was instituted in 1872 and reorganized in 1874, with 48 members present at its first meeting, and was the first neurological society in America. The American Neurological Association was founded in 1874, with 16 of the original 35 members from New York. The invitation to form the American Neurological Association was issued by

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