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Who is really the world's best known neurologist?
  1. Alan J Carson1,2,
  2. Matthew C Kiernan3,4
  1. 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  2. 2Associate Editor, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
  3. 3Institute of Neurological Sciences, Prince of Wales Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  4. 4Editor, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, University of New South Wales Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Alan J Carson, Robert Fergusson Unit, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Tipperlin Road, Edinburgh EH10 5HF, UK; a.carson{at}ed.ac.uk

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We, like many, read the article on the world's best known neurologist with interest.1 As the author predicted, we have our own views, although unlike senior figures, not our own private hopes.

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