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Letters Mental and neurological divide

Minding the brain

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 09 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4581
  1. Jeremy Holmes, psychiatrist1
  1. 1University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4PU, UK
  1. j.a.holmes{at}

In 1967 the neurologist Henry Miller provocatively stated that “psychiatry was neurology without physical signs.”1 It was unclear then whether Miller was half a century behind or ahead of his time. In their call for diagnostic fusion between psychiatry and neurology, White and colleagues clearly think he was ahead.2 In their view, psychiatric …

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