Medicine: Bread-&-Butter Brains

High over the silver Hudson, in uptown Manhattan, stands a giant's village of towering, cream-brick buildings: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.* Most extraordinary of the hospitals in this doctors' Mecca is the 14-story Neurological Institute, erected ten years ago through the heroic efforts of late, great Neurologist Frederick Tilney. Last year, after wielding an influence among devoted young neurologists second only to that of famed Harvey Gushing (see p. 60), Dr. Tilney died. As acting director, the trustees appointed modest Dr. Robert Frederick Loeb. Last week, warmhearted, diplomatic Tracy Putnam came down from Harvard...

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