Joseph Collins (neurologist)

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Joseph Collins
Dr Joseph Collins.jpg
Born 1866
Brookfield, Connecticut
Died 1950
Nationality American
Alma mater New York University
Scientific career
Fields Neurology
Institutions New York Neurological Institute

Joseph Collins (1866-1950) was an American neurologist, born in Brookfield, Conn. He received the degree of M.D. from New York University in 1888, and after some years of private practice took up the specialty of neurology; in 1907, he was made a professor of that subject in the New York Post-Graduate Medical School. He was later a co-founder and visiting physician to the New York Neurological Institute.


In addition to his attainment as a practitioner of medicine, Dr. Collins wrote books and other literature. He is notable as the man who first reviewed James Joyce's novel Ulysses for the New York Times. His major writings, medical and secular, are:

  • Letters to a Neurologist (1908; second series, 1910)
  • The Way with the Nerves (1911)
  • Sleep and the Sleepless (1912)
  • Neurological Clinics (1918)
  • My Italian Year (1919)
  • The Doctor Looks at Literature (1923)

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