By H.W. Magoun, L. Marshall
A historical past of the way neural, behavioural and communicative subdisciplines coalesced in neuroscience to create a promising method of realizing the relation of brain to mind. It chronicles the growth of well-known centres of study and the advance of leading edge equipment and ideas.
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Walter has published a superlative “medical biography,” S. Weir Mitchell – Neurologist (1970) in which this material is presented in full elaboration. 26 American Neuroscience in the Twentieth Century Another such incident was recounted by Webb Haymaker (1970b, p. 482): Some of Mitchell’s ideas strike knowledgeable psychiatrists today as very sound. But sometimes he resorted to strange diagnostic measures in functional illnesses … . As consultant to a lady considered sick unto death, he once sent all assistants and attendants out of the room, then soon emerged himself.
12 American Neuroscience in the Twentieth Century The brain, he asserted, is an instrument, necessary … to thought … . [A]ll thinkers … should see that the study of the organ of thought, microscopically, chemically, experimentally, on the lower animals, in individuals and races, in health and in disease … is just as necessary as if mind were known to be nothing more than a function of the brain … as digestion is of the stomach … . And he added: The central thinking organ is made up of a vast number of little starlike bodies embedded in fine granular matter, connected with each other by ray-like branches in the form of pellucid threads; the same which, wrapped in bundles, become nerves, – the telegraphic cords of the system.
C. Spitzka, with Wilder as chairman. Twelve years later, in 1896, the ANA unanimously adopted the committee’s report, advocating some forty single-word terms that have since become enshrined in our textbooks and medical dictionaries and are still in use. ” In Mills’s recollections of the early days of the ANA, he continued, We had a joke about this … . ’ Fun aside, Wilder was highly regarded by his contemporary practicing neurologists and, in 1885, was the first of two nonprofessional, academic figures elected to presidency of the ANA; the other was Henry H.
American Neuroscience in 20th Century by H.W. Magoun, L. Marshall