A founder of the International Neurological Congress and former president of the American Neurological Association, Henry Alsop Riley, MD, died in his New York City home Nov 1.
The 79-year-old physician retired from private practice in 1964, two years after resigning his post as attending neurologist at the Neurological Institute of the Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.
Born in New York and a 1908 Yale University graduate, Dr. Riley's academic career centered around the Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons—the university from whom he had received his medical degree in 1912.First joining Columbia's faculty as instructor of pathology in 1915, Dr. Riley taught neuroanatomy and neurology for almost 40 years. By 1930, he was a full professor at Columbia, also holding such posts as assistant chief of the Vanderbilt Clinic, and associate attending neurologist at City Hospital. He was also the consulting neurologist at the Englewood, New Jersey, and