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November 1987

Training in Neurology at the University of Michigan in the 1930s

Arch Neurol. 1987;44(11):1193-1194. doi:10.1001/archneur.1987.00520230073021

When Robert Joynt asked me to write something for the REMINISCENCES section in the Archives I told him that I had nothing of interest to report. He asked me again, however, and I reconsidered. Perhaps readers might have some interest in a report of my experiences as a resident in a small training program in neurology in a midsized, middle-western medical school 50 years ago.

When I graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School in June 1932, Michigan had had a program in neurology for 44 years. William J. Herdman had graduated from the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Michigan, then a two-year medical school, in 1875. In 1888, when he was professor of practical anatomy and demonstrator of anatomy, he was named Professor of Practical Anatomy and Diseases of the Nervous System. In 1890, his title was changed to Professor of Diseases

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