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The legacy of Tracy J. Putnam and H. Houston Merritt : modern neurology in the United States

Author: Lewis P Rowland
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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 reveals that Putnam was a brilliant and imaginative experimentalist, but he clashed with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tracy Jackson Putnam; H Houston Merritt; Tracy Jackson Putnam; H Houston Merritt; Tracy Jackson Putnam; William Kneass
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis P Rowland
ISBN: 9780195379525 0195379527
OCLC Number: 226949958
Description: x, 159 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Dilantin: the great achievement of Tracy Jackson Putnam and H. Houston Merritt --
Putnam, a true Boston Brahmin --
Boston City Hospital: cradle of modern neurology in the United States --
Putnam moves from Harvard and Boston to Columbia and New York City: in harm's way --
Putnam at the New York Neurological Institute: clinical activity and vulnerability --
The Jewish question and political liberalism --
Putnam establishes basic and translational neuroscience at Columbia --
Putnam gets the boot: how it was done --
Phenytoin and the road from psychoanalysis to psychopharmacology --
H. Houston Merritt, 1902-1979 --
Merritt moves to New York: Montefiore and Columbia: another tale of two hospitals --
Putnam in California --
Merritt's last days.
Responsibility: Lewis P. Rowland.
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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 reveals that Putnam was a brilliant and imaginative experimentalist, but he clashed with others--including powerful neurosurgeons--and ended up dying in relative obscurity. Merritt was the practical one, an observer, fact-collector and recorder, a practitioner of what is now called "evidence-based medicine". From his early days Merritt was a popular and remarkable diagnostician, and went on to be one of the most influential neurologists in the United States, a man who trained a generation of neurologists. As Dr. Rowland recounts this dual biography, he also sheds light on the origins of modern neurology, drug development, the growth of neuroscience and.

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