Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item:
Title: The Fifth International Neurological Congress in Lisbon, 1953
Authors: Tychala, Christina-Areti
Triarhou, Lazaros C
Type: Article
Subjects: FRASCATI::Medical and Health sciences::Clinical medicine
FRASCATI::Medical and Health sciences::Basic medicine::Neurosciences (including: Psychophysiology)
Keywords: Cerebrovascular diseases
Egas Moniz
Inborn errors of metabolism
International Neurological Congress
Parietal lobe
Subjects MESH: Congresses as Topic
History, 19th Century
History, 20th Century
Parietal Lobe
Issue Date: 2019
Source: European Neurology
Volume: 80
Issue: 5-6
First Page: 321
Last Page: 332
Abstract: We present an overview of the International Neurological Congress that was held in Lisbon, Portugal, on September 7-12, 1953, the fifth in the series of meetings that became a tradition and helped to establish Neurology and Neurosurgery as independent medical specialties in the mid-twentieth century. Four main symposia focused on vascular and metabolic diseases of the brain and on the parietal lobe. An additional 345 papers were read on diverse topics. The Congress was attended by 982 delegates from 39 countries. A central figure was Egas Moniz (1874-1955), the pioneer of cerebral angiography, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1949 for applying prefrontal leukotomy to manage certain forms of psychosis. Special tributes were paid to Constantin von Monakow (1853-1930) and Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852-1934) on the occasion of the centennial anniversary of their births. A satellite meeting was held in Madrid immediately after the Lisbon conference; speakers including John F. Fulton (1899-1960), Sir Walter Russell Brain (1895-1966) and Fernando de Castro (1896-1967) praised the discoveries of Cajal, the neuron theory, and their impact on the medical sciences and on the future of Neurology.
ISSN: 0014-3022
Electronic ISSN: 1421-9913
Other Identifiers: 10.1159/000499041
Appears in Collections:Department of Educational & Social Policy

Files in This Item:
File Description SizeFormat 
Triarhou EUR NEUROL 2019.pdf1,18 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.