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    Simon Shorvon, Alastair Compston ; with contributions by Andrew Lees, Michael Clark, Martin Rossor.
    Summary: As the first neurological hospital in the world, founded in 1859, the National Hospital, Queen Square, and its affiliated Institute of Neurology remain leading neurological centres providing exceptional clinical services, teaching and research. Illustrated by over 100 historical images and much unpublished archival material, this book provides a comprehensive history of the National Hospital, the Institute, and their staff. It relates the ups and downs of the Hospital and Institute in war and peacetime, their financial struggles, many personality conflicts, efforts to remain independent and to maintain neurological dominance, academic and clinical contributions, issues relating to specialisation and subspecialisation and relations between disciplines, and the changing roles of the Hospital and Institute. The history is told from varying perspectives against the backdrop of the evolution of British clinical neuroscience, the special position of London medicine, and the influence of world wars, and is set in the context of modern British social history.

    Contents:
    Foundation and making of the National Hospital
    Queen Square, the salmon pink and other hospital buildings
    Queen square and neurology 1860-1902
    National Hospital quadrumvirate
    Roller-coaster ride and the National Hospital rubs along : 1902-1945
    Dominant National Hospital physicians
    NYS arrives and the hospital celebrates its centenary : 1946-1965
    Beyond the walls : British neurology outside Queen Square
    Neurosurgery and war neurology at Queen Square
    Other clinical specialties at Queen Square
    Neuropathology, neuroradiology and neurophysiology at Queen Square
    The Medical School and Institute of Neurology
    The rise of academic neurology at Queen Square : 1962-1997
    Change and integration : 1962-1997
    Medical and surgical appointees to the National Hospital and/or Institute of Neurology
    Senior administrative appointees at the National Hospital and/or Institute of Neurology
    Physicians
    National Hospital Queen Square 1860-1997.
    Digital Access Cambridge 2019