13 September 2012

An early usage of "neurology"

Stephen Wickes, A.M., M.D., History of Medicine in New Jersey And of its Medical Men, From the Settlement of the Procince to A.D. 1800 (Newark, N. J., Martin R. Dennis & Co. 1879), p. 41.

In 1752, Thomas Wood, surgeon, advertised in a New York paper "a course on Osteology and Myology in the city of New Brunswick," N. J., of about one month's continuance, to be followed, if encouragement was given, by a  "course on Angiology and Neurology," and conclude with, performing all the operations on the dead body (quoted in Toner's Med. Progress).

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