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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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Physicians in neurological societies; neurologists in general medical societies

Physicians in neurological societies; neurologists in general medical societies

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(p.29) 1 Physicians in neurological societies; neurologists in general medical societies
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The neurologists
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Stephen T. Casper

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Manchester University Press
DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719091926.003.0002

This chapter explores the emergence of Britain's first Neurological Society by setting it in sharp contrast to its important specialist counterpart, the Ophthalmological Society of the United Kingdom. While the members of the Ophthalmological Society advocated for a wholly specialist profile, the members of the Neurological Society never aligned themselves with a specialist identity and instead embraced an inclusive attitude and scrupulously cultivated a generalist appearance in order to mitigate any pejorative charge that neurology was a narrow field of enquiry.

Keywords:   History of Ophthalmology, History of Neurology, History of Physiology, Royal Society, History of Medicine, Neurologists, Ophthalmologists, Foster, Michael, X-Club, Laycock, Thomas

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