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Preface to ‘Neuromythology’
  1. Martin R Turner
  1. Correspondence to Professor Martin R Turner, Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Oxford, West Wing Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, OX3 9DU, UK; martin.turner{at}

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A stereotype of neurologists is their focus on the pedantry and pomposity of the diagnostic chase. Neurologists do, perhaps uniquely, recognise the primacy of a history well taken. The physical examination of the nervous system is a highly prized skill among medical students, but typically becomes radically honed in specialist training and beyond; extremely so for some.1 As a trainee, …

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