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September 1978

Age, Aphasia, and Stroke Localization-Reply

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Dept of Clin Neurol Sciences Faculty of Med Univ of W Ontario London 72, Canada

Arch Neurol. 1978;35(9):619. doi:10.1001/archneur.1978.00500330067020

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In Reply.—  Carter's observation of Broca's aphasics being younger than the rest of the population is certainly valid, even though an analysis of variance did not show a significant difference in our population. I was also intrigued by the age differences presented by Albert and colleagues at the Academy of Aphasia meeting. I asked them if they thought these were statistically significant, but up to that time they had not subjected their data to statistical evaluation.Apart from these considerations, Carter's point is well taken, and the intriguing possibility that younger people tend to have infarctions more anteriorly or that their lesions may be smaller should receive attention.

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