Tagged: history

Localizing linguistics

Form follows function. This axiom claims some of its scientific origins from the writings of Jean-Baptist-Lamarck (remember him? the wrong version of Darwin), among others. And what it means, in health at least, is...

Juice ’em!

In 1995 (boy, I was 8 years old then), 3 multi-center randomized clinical trials (2 published studies) demonstrated that intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (IV tPA), when given within the first 3 hours of stroke...

The Guillain-Barre Syndrome

I’ll bet you didn’t know it was called the Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl syndrome. Now, we’ve simplified it to a dual eponym, the Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)–not unlike the abbreviated title of Lewis-Sumner syndrome. In this week’s episode...

The Origins of American Neurology

The past! The infinite greatness of the past! For what is the present, after all, but a growth out of the past? (As a projectile, formed, impelled, passing a certain line, still keeps on,...