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 Illustrated by over 100 historical images and much unpublished archival material, this book provides a comprehensive history of the National Hospital, the Institute, and their staff.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.
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.