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December 1961


Arch Neurol. 1961;5(6):689-691. doi:10.1001/archneur.1961.00450180111014

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The Henry Head Centenary Held at the London Hospital.—  Opening the Centenary Celebrations for Sir Henry Head at The London Hospital on Aug. 31, 1961, Sir Russell Brain said that he hoped the meeting would recapture the spirit of Henry Head. The 4 speakers, including Sir Russell, reviewed Head's work in a critical noneulogizing manner, and did in fact stir the audience's enthusiasm, respect, and fond memory of a man who not only was a vigorous physician and scientist but a teacher and scholar of broad interest and imagination.Professor K. W. Cross, physiologist at The London Hospital, began by discussing Head's earliest work in respiratory physiology. Having worked under Hering in Prague before beginning medical studies at University College Hospital, Head interested himself in studies of the Hering-Breuer reflex, which had centered attention on the importance of afferent impulses from the lung in the control of respiration.Finding available

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