The historical evolution & future of neurology & psychiatry
On 9 July, we hosted a symposium which reviewed the historical evolution of neurology and psychiatry. The programme included Babylonian, Islamic, 17th-, 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century developments in these fields and explored the present and future relationships of the two disciplines.
Illustrative topics included consciousness, daemonomania, epilepsy, hysteria, and war neurosis.
Speakers included Sir Richard Trainor, Edward Reynolds, Raad Shakir, Fiona Subotsky, Alastair Compston, Allan Beveridge, Edgar Jones, Timothy Nicholson, Adam Zeman, Michael Trimble, Anthony David, Tilli Tansey and Shitij Kapur.
Read Edward Reynold's report on the historical evolution & future of neurology & psychiatry.