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The Genesis of Neuroscience

BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 11 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1231
  1. Boleslav L Lichterman, chair of paediatric neurosurgery
  1. Russian Postgraduate Medical Academy, Moscow, Russia

    A Earl Walker (eds Edward R Laws, George B Udvarhelyi)

    American Association of Neurological Surgeons, £50, pp 371

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    T he Genesis of Neuroscience reflects the growing interest of neurosurgeons in the roots of their specialty. For 25 years, its author, Arthur Earl Walker, was a professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In 1951 he edited A History of Neurological Surgery, which was, for decades, the only comprehensive book on the subject. After retiring from his professorial post, he continued his historical research. During the last decade of his life he was invited to give a series of lectures on the history …

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