Chapter 49 Clinical neurology in Latin America
Publisher SummaryThis chapter provides an overview of the initial stages of neurology in the Latin American world and outlines the setting in which it was developed, who its pioneers were, how it was perceived locally and elsewhere, along with developments in care, teaching, communications, and research. The consistent and long-standing admiration for European training led to the birth of neurology as a discipline in several South American countries—namely, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Brazil, and Peru. This was followed by greater interest in North American training, which led to further developments in these countries and the start of the specialty in others. Among the most significant landmarks are the first neurology service in South America, which was created in 1885; the first institute of neurology in Latin America, the Instituto Neurolo´gico de Montevideo, created in 1926; and the creation of the most important Latin American journal, the Arquivos de Neuropsiquiatria from San Read more...
Ricardo f Allegri
Publication date: 2009/01/01