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September 2017

Patient Care Is All About Stories

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Neurology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts
JAMA Neurol. 2017;74(9):1042-1043. doi:10.1001/jamaneurol.2017.1472

“Doc, I think I’m getting my stroke back.” Neurologists and primary care physicians have heard this plaint many times from former patients who experienced a stroke. While writing this Editorial, I received an urgent email from the relative of a young patient who had had a left cerebral hemisphere infarct several years ago. The email said the patient was having some intermittent weakness in his right foot for the last few days. He also had slight weakness on the right side of the face so he went to the emergency department (ED).

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