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Article
August 1989

The Neurology in Shakespeare

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology, Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, Panorama City, Calif, and UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Arch Neurol. 1989;46(8):922-924. doi:10.1001/archneur.1989.00520440118029
Abstract

• William Shakespeare's 37 plays and poetry contain many references of interest for almost all of the medical specialties. To support that the Bard could be considered a Renaissance neurologist, the following important neurological phenomena have been selected from his repertoire for discussion: tremors, paralysis and stroke, sleep disturbances, epilepsy, dementia, encephalopathies, and the neurology of syphilis.

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