History in Neurology: Seminal Citation
June 2004

Frontotemporal Dementia/Pick's Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University of Western Ontario, St Joseph's Hospital, London, Ontario.




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Arch Neurol. 2004;61(6):969-971. doi:10.1001/archneur.61.6.969

It has now been more than 110 years since Arnold Pick described the first of a series of cases separating focal atrophies from what at that time was called senile atrophy. The title of that article, "On the Relationship Between Senile Cerebral Atrophy and Aphasia,"1 reflects the essence of the case report, that of progressive aphasia, focal, temporal atrophy.