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The neurologistsA history of a medical specialty in modern Britain, c.17892000$
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Stephen T. Casper

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780719091926

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.001.0001

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: from physician to neurologist

: from physician to neurologist

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(p.1) Introduction: from physician to neurologist
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The neurologists
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Stephen T. Casper

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0001

Why, despite often-alleged origins in antiquity, did neurology in Britain endeavour for so long to become a formally recognised specialty within general medicine? To answer this question, this introduction follows a complicated story, one involving individuals, institutions, and ideas all located in the complex, shifting social and cultural ferment of nineteenth and twentieth century Britain.

Keywords:   History of Neurology, Specialization, History of Medicine, History of Science, Neurology, Neuroscience, Generalism

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