Cécile and Oskar Vogt: The Visionaries of Modern by Prof. Dr. Igor Klatzo (auth.)

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A triumphant point of collaboration between the Vogts and Foerster on this subject was reached when, on the same day, they mailed from Berlin and Breslau separately accumulated charts containing marked points of cortical stimulation with description of observed physiological responses in primate and human brains, respectively. The comparisons of these independently obtained observations revealed a striking similarity between man and monkeys regarding the topographic patterns and close association between cyto-architectonic substrate and type of an elicited response [53, 113].

With all these considerations, our brain anatomical findings allow us to recognize Lenin as an "Association Athlete", and the described large neurons in the cortex should make understandable Lenin's extraordinary quick grasp and thinking, as well as his sense of reality". After the presentation of his findings, Vogt turned towards the future and stressed that these findings in Lenin's brain were only the first ones, and should be followed by detailed quantitative measurements of various cortical fields and morphometric assays on cross-sections.

Stumpf). Their verdict was unequivocally negative, declaring Vogt totally incapable and unworthy to be an independent leader in brain research, with one of the committee members (von Leyden) introducing into deliberations a highly derogatory letter, received from Flechsig, in which Vogt was described as "a pathological personality, and a degenerate" [33]. Both, Vogt and Krupp, however, were not men who would simply take no for an answer, and using a few diplomatic maneuvers and the tremendous political influence of Krupp, which reached even up to Kaiser Wilhelm II, they clearly prevailed in this first "heavy encounter".

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