AS I put together my thoughts for this conference, I was tempted to look back and recall something of the heritage that we had in the neurological sciences in this country when the Institute for Neurological Diseases and Blindness began to supply needs that had been unmet. I can assure you that what has been accomplished by the support of this institute has been possible because of the investment and strong and vigorous work of numerous people, many of whom are gone.
Practically every one of us in this conference is a disciple of at least one and, in many instances, several, of these great figures in the neurological sciences of past years. Haymaker, writing on the founders of neurology, reminds us of our indebtedness to Western Europe and England—particularly to England in our generation. As I look across the length and breadth of our nation, from Boston to
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