The study of neurology and neurosurgery dates back to prehistoric times, but the academic disciplines did not begin until the 16th century. From an observational science they developed a systematic way of approaching the nervous system and a possible intervention in neurological disease.
An ancient Egyptian treatise concerning trauma surgery, the Edwin Smith papyrus, contain descriptions and suggest treatments for various injuries, including some of neurological nature. Specifically, there are descriptions of the meninges, the external surface of the brain, the cerebrospinal fluid and the intracranial pulsations. Not only are these neurological features mentioned, but it is also noticed that some bodily functions can be impaired by brain injuries or injuries to the cervical spine.
Name: Dr S Shanthanam
Specialty: Neuro Physician