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Gratitude by Oliver Sacks
  1. Phil E M Smith
  1. Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Phil E M Smith, Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff CF14 4XW, UK; smithpe{at}

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  • Contributors PEMS is the sole author.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests PEMS is co-editor of Practical Neurology.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

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