Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology is definitely the most iconic textbook in clinical neurology. The preface to the 9th edition (authored by Ropper and Samuels) contains a couple of nice anecdotes. Thus, Principles of Neurology originally stemmed from the venerated textbook Principles of Internal Medicine, edited by Tinsley Harrison. The ever-expanding section on neurology apparently prompted Harrison himself to tell Adams that “…we’ll have to change the name of the book to Principles of Internal Medicine and Details of Neurology”. This did not fall on deaf ears, and Dr. Adams soon got started on writing his own Principles of Neurology. The first draft was entirely written in Lausanne, Switzerland!
A couple of anecdotes about Adams and Victor’s Principles of Neurology