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March 1990

Babinski's Sign in Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Art

Author Affiliations

Division of Neurology Duke University Medical Center PO Box 3909 Durham, NC 27710

Arch Neurol. 1990;47(3):253. doi:10.1001/archneur.1990.00530030017004

To the Editor.—In reference to the article "Babinski's Sign in Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque Art1" in which material from The Plantar Reflex: An Historical Clinical and Electromyographic Study2 was used without attribution: The use of a quotation from Dr Van Gijn's article without reference was inappropriate and I apologize publically to him. I have previously apologized privately. My coauthor, L Sanders, was not involved in writing the section in question. As I stated in a previous, unpublished letter to the editor, I have never seen Dr Van Gijn's thesis. Over 10 years ago, a colleague gave me several photocopied pages containing this text. The author of this material was not identified and there was no indication on these pages where the material had been published. At that time I made several attempts to identify the source of this material, without success. I made notes from these pages and later forgot