W R Gowers 1895: two unpublished post-graduate lectures

Lees, Andrew J., Woodward, R. M. P., Scott, Ann E. M. and Eadie, Mervyn J. (2012) W R Gowers 1895: two unpublished post-graduate lectures. Brain, 135 10: 3165-3177. doi:10.1093/brain/aws029

Author Lees, Andrew J.
Woodward, R. M. P.
Scott, Ann E. M.
Eadie, Mervyn J.
Title W R Gowers 1895: two unpublished post-graduate lectures
Language of Title eng
Journal name Brain   Check publisher's open access policy
Language of Journal Name eng
ISSN 0006-8950
Publication date 2012-10
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1093/brain/aws029
Volume 135
Issue 10
Start page 3165
End page 3177
Total pages 13
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2013
Language eng
Formatted abstract
On 10 May 1893, William Gowers began a series of weekly clinical demonstrations at the National Hospital for the Relief and Cure of the Paralysed and Epileptic at Queen Square, London. The contents of some of these demonstrations were published as ‘Post-graduate Clinical Lectures’ in the Clinical Journal, and in other learned periodicals. Some were also later included in his book Clinical Lectures on Diseases of the Nervous System. Recently, the manuscripts of what appear to be verbatim transcripts of two further but unpublished demonstrations from Gowers’ course in 1895 came to light, one containing alterations made in Gowers’ handwriting. The first concerned a case of disseminated sclerosis and its differentiation from hysterical paraplegia, the second transverse myelitis and its consequences for bladder function. Why these lectures were never published remains uncertain, but their relatively unedited contents reveal something of the neurological knowledge, diagnostic reasoning, clinical examination and teaching methods employed by one of the great pioneers of clinical neurology.
Keyword Bladder
Disseminated sclerosis
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes First published online: March 6, 2012. Published under "Occasional Paper".

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