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April 1962

Harold G. Wolff, M.D. 1898-1962

Arch Neurol. 1962;6(4):259-260. doi:10.1001/archneur.1962.00450220001001

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Abstract

Dr. Harold G. Wolff, Anne Parrish Titzel Professor of Medicine (Neurology) at Cornell University Medical College, and Director of the Neurological Service of the New York Hospital, died February 21, 1962, at the age of 63. In the pattern of many famous physicians, he was a victim of a malady foremost in the cause of death in his specialty, bilateral cerebral vascular thrombosis, associated with a carotid artery syndrome. Harold had suffered from migraine for many years, and any premonitory symptoms of his terminal disease could well have been attributed to a recurrence of his migraine. The final insult was catastrophic, and a few hours later he lapsed into deep coma and died without regaining consciousness. Postmortem examination revealed that the vascular changes were confined largely to the head and neck.

Dr. Wolff was a recognized international authority on headache, cerebral circulation, and the impact of life's stressful situations on

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