The Spanish School of Neurology and the First American Cases of Alzheimer’s Disease

@article{GarcaAlbea2003TheSS,
  title={The Spanish School of Neurology and the First American Cases of Alzheimer’s Disease},
  author={E. Garc{\'i}a-Albea and J. M. P. Trull{\'e}n},
  journal={Journal of the History of the Neurosciences},
  year={2003},
  volume={12},
  pages={437 - 445}
}
The object of this review is to recapitulate historical events tied to the discovery of Alzheimer’s disease and to narrate the contribution by two graduates of the Spanish School of Neurology, N. Achúcarro and G. Lafora, who went on to describe the first cases in North America. Both Achúcarro and Lafora had studied with Alois Alzheimer at his Nervenklinik in Munich, Germany. Subsequently, their scientific skills were put to work at the neuropathology laboratory at the Government Hospital for… Expand
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