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Book Reviews
January 1999

Clinical Neuromythology and Other Arguments and Essays, Pertinent and Impertinent

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by William M. Landau, MD, 556 pp, Armonk, NY, Futura Publishing Co, 1998.

Arch Neurol. 1999;56(1):122. doi:

On a huge hill,

Cragged, and steep, Truth stands, and hee that will

Reach her, about must, and about must goe;

And what the hills suddennes resists,

winne so; Yet strive so, that before age,

deaths twilight, Thy Soule rest, for

none can worke in that night.—John Donne

This collection of analytic commentaries from highly regarded medical journals bluntly attacks and sharply critiques publications that lack, or claim without justification, scientific credibility based on data that have been an affront to the author's sensibilities. The author's comments remind one of Socrates' role as gadfly of Athens—stinging its citizens for transgressing his criteria of a reasoned pursuit of truth.

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