Memories of Steve

  • Frank W. Drislane
    Address: KS 457, Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, 330 Brookline Av, Boston, MA 02215, USA.
    Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
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      A few decades ago, a young physician, Steve Schachter, instilled with a love of Neurology and clinical practice by Joe Foley, the dynamic, magnetic, chairman of Neurology at Case Western, arrived in Boston and entered the Longwood Neurology residency program. He chose the program largely because he wanted to learn from and work with Norman Geschwind, considered by many to be the father of American Behavioral Neurology. Less than a decade earlier, Geschwind had moved the Harvard Neurological Unit from Boston City Hospital to Beth Israel Hospital, founding his own department. {Very suddenly and sadly, Dr. Geschwind died at the age of 58 a few years after Steve joined him at Beth Israel.}.
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