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February 1991

An Early Description of Slowly Progressive Aphasia

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology, Klinikum Rheinisch-Westfälischen Technischen Hochschule, Aachen, West Germany.

Arch Neurol. 1991;48(2):228-229. doi:10.1001/archneur.1991.00530140126029

• Slowly progressive aphasia without generalized dementia has become an important issue of present-day neuropsychological research. Historically, credit for the first description is usually given to Pick. Another German-speaking author who has published a vivid description of a pertinent case is Pick's contemporary, Max Rosenfeld. This author has also observed a patient with slowly progressive spatial disorientation and visual recognition deficit, and he has discussed these patients in a remarkably modern way in the context of partial atrophy of the brain.

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