Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 December 2008

176 Pages

6 1/8 X 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195379525

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The Legacy of Tracy J. Putnam and H. Houston Merritt

Modern Neurology in the United States

Lewis P Rowland M.D.

Tracy Putnam and H. Houston Merritt co-discovered the effectiveness of Dilantin in controlling epilepsy, a dramatic find that is still invaluable today. Now, in this engaging volume, eminent neurologist Lewis P. Rowland, MD, tells the unique story of these two key figures and their outstanding contributions to science. Rowland also sheds light on the origins of modern neurology, drug development, the growth of neuroscience, academic anti-Semitism, the difficult struggle to translate basic science into clinical practice, and many other issues.


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