• In his novel Pierrette, written in 1840, Balzac describes a case of chronic subdural hematoma, including its traumatic origin and surgical treatment. The description was written at a time when subdural hematoma was not seen as a separate clinical entity, and was generally thought to be the result of inflammation.
van den Doel EMH. Balzac's 'Pierette': An Early Description of Chronic Subdural Hematoma. Arch Neurol. 1986;43(12):1291–1292. doi:10.1001/archneur.1986.00520120067020
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