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International Neurological Congress, Berne, 1931

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Scope and Contents

Silent, black and white film of the first International Neurological Congress held in Bern, Switzerland, in September 1931, attended by 881 people from 42 countries. The film begins in Reel 1 with American attendees aboard the steamship Lafayette from New York to Europe (including views of the New York City skyline and the Statue of Liberty), then shows exterior views of Bern’s Kultur-Casino—the venue for the Congress—and short clips of some of the attendees. The film continues in Reel 2 with an excursion by train to Interlaken and the Schynige Platte. Intertitle cards describe the footage and identify the people shown.

People featured standing outside of the Kultur-Casino include: Theodore H. Weisenburg, Henry Alsop Riley, Edward A. Sharp, Stanley Cobb, Hugh Talbot Patrick of Northwestern University, Yvonne Sorrel-Dejerine, Etienne Sorrel, Gordon Holmes, James B. Ayer, J. Godwin Greenfield, Georg Schaltenbrand, Percival Bailey, Ottorino Rossi, James Purdon Martin, Theodore Stone, August Wimmer, B. Brouwer, Walter Freeman, Robert Wartenberg, B. Marinesco, William Cadwalader, W. Mayer-Gross, T. Graham Brown, Yasuhiko Wada, Ken Kure, Sir Charles Sherrington, K. Hansen, Richard M. Brickner, Viktor von Weizsäcker, Leon Asher, F. W. Lewy, Lewis J. Pollock of Northwestern University, James Collier, W. J. Adie, Paul Delmas-Marsalet, S. A. Kinnier-Wilson, Robert Bing, Maurice Marcus, L. Bouman, Michael Osnato, Siegfried F. Katz, F. Naville, Wilder G. Penfield, Edward L. Howes, Frédéric Bremer, S. W. Ranson of Northwestern, Arthur Weil of Northwestern University, Ivan P. Pavlov, Armando Ferraro, James Charles Fox, Lewellys F. Barker, and Harvey Cushing.

People on the excursion include: J. M. Wolfsohn, F. R. Ferguson, Macdonald Critchley, Philip Cloake, Alfred W. Adson, Sir James Purves-Stewart, George W. Hall, Max Minor Peet, Ernest Sachs, Joseph Globus, V. Kafka, Knud H. Krabbe, Giovanni Batt. Cacciapuoti, Giuseppe Ayala, Roberto Alessandri, Ernesto Lugaro, Pasquale Penta, M. Chartier, Georges Bourguignon, Bernard Sachs, Otfrid Foerster, I. S. Wechsler, Ernst A. Spiegel, Otto Marburg, Walter Baumann, George Reid, Dietz Edzard, Kurt Mendel, Oskar Meyer, Karl Rothschild, L. J. J. Muskens, H. Baruk, L. Gutmanas, L. Minor, Robert Bárány, Victor Minor, J. Nicolesco, O. Crouzon, Moses Keschner, Friedrich Hiller, Ralph Noble, Arturo Donaggio, R. F. von Fischer, Pierre Schnyder, Stefan Borowiecki, Teofil Simchowicz, Eufemiusz Herman, and G. H. Monrad-Krohn.

Photographed by S. W. Ranson for the Institute of Neurology, Northwestern University Medical School.


  • 1931


Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

No restrictions.


2 Reels : Reel 1: 17:22 minutes, black & white, silent, acetate base; Reel 2: 8:34 minutes, black & white, silent, acetate base ; Reel 1: 16mm, 400 ft.; Reel 2: 16mm, 195 ft.

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English