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BRIEF PROFILE OF THE NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES IN ITALY FROM THE END OF THE NINETEENTH TO THE FIRST HALF OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

Paolo Mazzarello

Abstract


Following the political unification of Italy, neurology was considered either as a subsection of internal medicine or as a field which was, in part, a companion to psychiatry. Indeed it was only at the end of the 19th century that neurology began to develop into a more distinctive field and, accordingly, this paper outlines the various academic roots of Italian neurology and includes a brief description of the scientific activity of some of the most well-known names in this field from the end of the 19th to the first half of the 20th century.


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