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By H.W. Magoun, L. Marshall

ISBN-10: 0203970950

ISBN-13: 9780203970959

ISBN-10: 9026519389

ISBN-13: 9789026519383

A historical past of ways neural, behavioural and communicative subdisciplines coalesced in neuroscience to create a promising method of figuring out the relation of brain to mind. It chronicles the growth of well-liked centres of analysis and the improvement of leading edge gear and ideas.

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24–25). These problems of comparison of structures and areas of the human brain have continued to the present day. In 1979, a two-day, NIH-sponsored workshop was held in Vienna on brain dissection with the goal of developing a consensus that would lead to worldwide standards for collection, processing, storage, and structural definitions of brain specimens. The workshop was organized because lack of standardization in dissection techniques – and even in the definition of key brain regions – had made reliable comparison of data from different laboratories difficult if not impossible; a summary was published later (Pope, 1983).

S. Army as a surgeon and served at frontier stations in New Mexico and then in Kansas, at Fort Riley. Combining military service with natural inquisitiveness and ability, he was able to engage in scientific work in collecting animal specimens, mainly for the Academy of Natural Sciences, under Joseph Leidy, in Philadelphia. He virtually deluged the Academy with specimens of insects, Prodromal Nineteenth-Century Developments 29 mammals, reptiles, fossils, and other curiosities. The largest consignment included 480 examples of 40 different species of reptiles, in 1 year.

20 American Neuroscience in the Twentieth Century THE PHILADELPHIA STORY Turning to the other American port of entry of biomedical science, Philadelphia’s claims to distinction at the turn of the 20th century included being among the ten most populous cities in the world and first in the country in home ownership (Bissinger, 1997), perhaps the worst and best of labels, respectively. Such prosperity was not lost to neuroscience: among the many contributions of Philadelphia’s citizens and institutions, the Turner’s Lane Military Hospital (Fig.

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