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I keep six honest serving-men

(They taught me all I knew);

Their names are What and Why and When

And How and Where and Who

Rudyard Kipling

Every neurologist needs an enquiring mind in the clinic. They need to be interested in their patient's history, clinical examination findings and investigation results to reach a diagnosis, and to work out what might be done. They need to be curious and ask questions.

Academic neurologists might focus more on ‘What?’. To pick recent examples from our sister journal, the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry: ‘What is the difference between chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy and POEMS syndrome?’(JNNP 2012;83:474; JNNP 2012;83:476–9; JNNP 2012;83:480–6) (the very short answer is …

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