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The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  1. Tom Hughes
  1. Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Tom Hughes, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK; Tom.Hughes2{at}

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Book club reached new organisational heights for this classic text,1 with an appropriately ambitious format. How would the book group discussion work in front of a large lecture theatre filled by members of Cardiff Medical Society (established 1851), with the author beamed in from New York and projected onto a big screen (see figure 1)? Would the group, more used to a kitchen table discussion, be rendered mute by the situation? Would the readers engage sufficiently with such a familiar book at, for some, a second or third reading? (figure …

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