It is entirely fitting that Dr. Denny-Brown, a preeminent clinician and investigator, be honored by this tribute marking his retirement as Putnam Professor of Neurology at Harvard and Director of the Neurological Unit of Boston City Hospital. The original reports in this volume, contributed by 59 of his colleagues and former students, most suitably honor Denny-Brown's unique influence on research, teaching, and practice in neurology.
The topics included are wide ranging, from the opening "Adventures in Avian Neurology" to a concluding chapter with the practical title "Bed Sores." Many of the studies are elaborations of work pioneered by Dr. Denny-Brown, for example, the recent investigations of muscle, cerebral hemodynamics, and cerebral localization. The fields of anatomy and physiology are represented by studies of the thalamus and its projections, motor-unit discharges, cerebellar mechanisms, and peripheralnerve function. Clinical studies include missile wounds in the Rolandic area, problems of memory, the grasping and