Denny-Brown, Derek

S. Gilman, Joel Vilensky

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Derek Denny-Brown (1901-81) was a New Zealand-born neurologist who in 1941 became director of Harvard University's Neurological Unit at Boston City Hospital and in this role modernized American neurology through his teaching, research, and leadership. At Boston City Hospital, Denny-Brown investigated the functions of the basal ganglia, the frontal lobes, and the nondominant parietal lobe. These studies were published in two classic books, The Basal Ganglia and Their Relation to Disorders of Movement (1962) and The Cerebral Control of Movement (1966). Among his many notable accomplishments were performing early electromyograms on humans, and demonstrating that treatment with the chelating agent British anti-Lewisite improved the neurological disorders resulting from Wilson's disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Pages973
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9780123851574
ISBN (Print)9780123851581
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Basal Ganglia
Dimercaprol
Parietal Lobe
Hepatolenticular Degeneration
Movement Disorders
Frontal Lobe
Electromyography
Neurology
Chelating Agents
Nervous System Diseases
New Zealand
Teaching
Research
Therapeutics
Neurologists

Keywords

  • Basal ganglia
  • Denny-Brown, Derek
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Motor unit
  • Movement disorders
  • Sherrington, Charles
  • Wilson's disease, treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Gilman, S., & Vilensky, J. (2014). Denny-Brown, Derek. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences (pp. 973). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00854-X

Denny-Brown, Derek. / Gilman, S.; Vilensky, Joel.

Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Elsevier Inc., 2014. p. 973.

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Gilman, S & Vilensky, J 2014, Denny-Brown, Derek. in Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Elsevier Inc., pp. 973. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00854-X
Gilman S, Vilensky J. Denny-Brown, Derek. In Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Elsevier Inc. 2014. p. 973 https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-385157-4.00854-X
Gilman, S. ; Vilensky, Joel. / Denny-Brown, Derek. Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences. Elsevier Inc., 2014. pp. 973
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