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May 1984

Paul Ivan Yakovlev 1894-1983

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Boston City Hospital.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(5):536-540. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050170082023

Paul Ivan Yakovlev (Fig 1) died on June 16,1983, at the age of 88 years. Those who knew him will cherish their memories of the kind, sensitive, gentle man, who was a trusted and loyal friend, advisor, mentor, confidant, and constant source of inspiration. His numerous publications on the organization and development of the human brain and their relationship to clinical neurology, and his monumental collection of whole-brain sections are his legacy, built by a man of uncompromising integrity, wisdom, and devotion, a scholar who had knowledge beyond the narrow confines of neurology, and an open, keen, and incisive mind.

Honors included the presidency of the American Association of Neuro-R pathologists in 1951, and the first vice-presidency of the American Neurological Association from 1958 to 1959. In 1955 he received the Max Weinstein Award for outstanding scientific achievements in cerebral palsy from the United Cerebral Palsy Association.

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