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January 1993

Literay Illusions-Reply

Author Affiliations

Department of Neurology Baylor College of Medicine One Baylor PI Houston, TX 77030-3498

Arch Neurol. 1993;50(1):14-15. doi:10.1001/archneur.1993.00540010010008

In Reply.  —I am grateful for Kirk's reflections on the Alice in Wonderland syndrome1 and for the opportunity to un-mirror an image. My photograph of Carroll's photograph apparently passed through Alice's looking-glass, for left and right were reversed without being detected. In Fig 4, Alice, indeed, sits on the right; she is the pretty girl with the straight black hair.Playing cards appear near the end of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,2 and their kings and queens mirror the kings and queens of the chessboard in Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.3 As I mentioned, both brief stories are often published together as one volume called Alice in Wonderland, hence the reference to chess in that book. This was, perhaps, clearer before shortening the article for publication, which may have left a grin without a cat.As for Carroll's other neurologic contributions, his works often

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