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Book Review
June 2004

Fragments of Neurological History

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SUSAN T.IANNACCONEMD

Arch Neurol. 2004;61(6):978. doi:10.1001/archneur.61.6.978-a

by John M. S. Pearce, 633 pp, with illus, $68, ISBN 1-86094-338-1, London, England, Imperial College Press, 2003.

For many years, the editors of the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry recruited John M. S. Pearce to compose an ongoing series of short comments on neurological history. These contributions dealt with the history of various neurological illnesses, syndromes, and signs as well as the names behind them. Far more than space fillers, these essays became a cherished element of the journal because of their variety, authority, and ease of presentation. Fragments of Neurological History is the compilation of these essays, largely unedited and presented in book format with a table of contents that loosely organizes this potpourri.

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