The Birth of the journal NEUROLOGY
By William R. Kennedy M.D.
On two occasions, once at an AAN annual meeting and once at a University of Minnesota Neurology department’s famous dinners at Charlies Café Exceptionale, I heard Mr. Lou Cohen recount the below story about the beginning of Neurology, the journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
As President Dr. Joe Brown described in his January 1974 paper in
Neurology (see the beginnings of the AAN in the Neurology in the USA section)
the young leaders of the new Academy of Neurology realized in 1949, even before
the first meeting in French lick, Indiana, that they would need a journal to
publish the papers to be presented. Lou Cohen and his brother Jacob published
Modern Medicine and Lancet in