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There are really two books here: One, within the outer chapters of the other, is Dr. Jaffe's popularized treatment of aphasia, which reproduces and simplifies the current wisdom. Discussion of aphasia and other mental events is doomed to be descriptive and speculative rather than dynamic and neurologic for the foreseeable future, as the underlying physiologic defects have not yet been identified.
The other book is Charles Dahlberg's personal account of a stroke tragically suffered by a psychiatrist at the peak of his career. The tale is highly detailed, although this neurologist reader found its interpretations in many ways medically naive.
Stroke. A Doctor's Personal Story of his Recovery.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:502–503. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-4-502_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(4):502-503.
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