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Physical therapy, a critical component of the long-term management in Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Adapted from https://www.flickr.com/photos/rmommaerts/5694417158/ under a Creative Commons license.

The Guillain-Barre Syndrome

I’ll bet you didn’t know it was called the Landry-Guillain-Barre-Strohl syndrome. Now, we’ve simplified it to a dual eponym, the Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS)–not unlike the abbreviated title of Lewis-Sumner syndrome. In this week’s episode...

Joining the tracks for the Transcontinental Railroad. Adapted from https://www.flickr.com/photos/ooocha/2598822421/ under a Creative Commons license.

The Origins of American Neurology

The past! The infinite greatness of the past! For what is the present, after all, but a growth out of the past? (As a projectile, formed, impelled, passing a certain line, still keeps on,...

Arsenic ore. From https://www.flickr.com/photos/26126239@N02/23913310633/ under a Creative Commons license.

Heavy Metal Poisoning

Heavy metal poisoning often enters the neurologic differential diagnosis when a patient presents with a constellation of abdominal pain, polyneuropathy, encephalopathy or coma. Because the constellation of symptoms is so widespread, and often the...

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Women & Epilepsy

There’s more to it than simply avoiding valproic acid in pregnancy. A lot more. From menses to menopause, women who suffer from epilepsy are at increased risk of a number of complications from their...