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History of Neurology: Neurology was there
July 1999

1914 to 1917: The Great War Years

Author Affiliations

From INSERM (Institut National de la Santé et de la Récherche Médicale) U 324, Centre Paul Broca (Dr Boller), and Hôpital de la Salpêtrière (Dr Duyckaerts), Paris, France.



Arch Neurol. 1999;56(7):882-885. doi:10.1001/archneur.56.7.882

In 1914, American and international neurology were already very well developed, but like the other scientific and societal forces of the time, they underwent numerous changes as a result of World War I. This article reviews the state of neurology between 1914 and 1917 as it can be inferred from the journals of the time, the main topics they covered, the meetings, and the neurological societies, as well as some of the actors on the neurology scene during these years. It concludes with a brief survey of the ways in which neurology was changed by the Great War. During these years, neurology was there.

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