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Preface; 1. Foundation and making of the National Hospital; 2. Queen Square, the salmon pink and other hospital buildings; 3. Queen Square and Neurology 1860-1902; 4. National Hospital quadrumvirate; 5. Roller-coaster ride and the National Hospital rubs along: 1902-45; 6. Five dominant National Hospital physicians; 7. NYS arrives and the hospital celebrates its centenary: 1946-65; 8. Beyond the walls: British neurology outside Queen Square; 9. Neurosurgery and war neurology at Queen Square; 10. Other clinical specialties at Queen Square; 11. Neuropathology, neuroradiology and neurophysiology at Queen Square; 12. The Medical School and Institute of Neurology; 13. The rise of academic neurology at Queen Square: 1962-97; 14. Change and integration: 1962-97; Appendix 1. Medical and surgical appointees to the National Hospital and/or Institute of Neurology; Appendix 2. Senior administrative appointees at the National Hospital and/or Institute of Neurology; Appendix 3. Physicians - National Hospital Queen Square 1860-1997.

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A comprehensive history of the National Hospital, Queen Square, and its Institute, placed within the context of British neurology.

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Simon Shorvon is Professor Emeritus of Clinical Neurology at University College London, and Honorary Consultant Neurologist at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery. Shorvon has won national and international awards for his clinical and research work in the field of epilepsy. He has served Vice-President of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), as editor-in-chief of the journal Epilepsia. He was appointed to the post of Harveian Librarian of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) and has held various other national and international professional positions. He has a long-standing interest in the history of neurology, has published books on the history of the ILAE and of the RCP marking its quincentenary Alastair Compston is Professor Emeritus of Neurology at the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Jesus College, Cambridge. He is a former president of the European Neurological Society and the Association of British Neurologists, and editor of Brain, a journal of neurology, founded in 1878. His research on the clinical science of human demyelinating disease has been recognised by several international prizes and his election to Fellowship of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine (USA). In retirement, he is expanding his interests in medical history with books on the library of the Royal College of Physicians (2018), and a bio-bibliography of Thomas Willis, the founder of British neurology (forthcoming).


"Shorvon and Compston ... have produced a volume of really exceptional quality. ... This book, a model of its kind, may become a landmark in the history of hospital medicine in the UK.' Ralph Ross Russell, Brain

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