Oct 6, 2016
From the "gilded age" to the "germ theory", Dr. Joshua VanDerWerf (physician, historian, humanitarian), illustrates the birth of American neurology. You may recognize the names Chiari, Wernicke, and Broca, but what about William Alexander Hammond or Silas Weir Mitchell? These figures, among others, and their contributions to neurology are the subject of this week's BrainWaves episode. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. REFERENCES 1. Goetz CG, Chmura TA, Lanska D. Part 1: the history of 19th century neurology and the American Neurological Association. Ann Neurol. 2003;53 Suppl 4:S2-S26. 2. Koehler PJ1, Lanska DJ. Mitchell's influence on European studies of peripheral nerve injuries during World War I. J Hist Neurosci. 2004 Dec;13(4):326-35. 3. Lanska DJ1. Characteristics and lasting contributions of 19th-century American neurologists. J Hist Neurosci. 2001 Aug;10(2):202-16.