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Preventing neurophobia in medical students, and so future doctors
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    Dear Editor,

    I am impressed that Ridsdale et al has done justice to a topic that has been on many minds. I cannot but hail this wonderful masterpiece of theirs and hope that all in the medical profession having anything to do with the Nervous System would lay their hands on this article.

    I was a patient of Neurophobia until the third year in my residency when during my second rotation in Neurology, i develo...

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    Demystifying Neurology: Preventing “Neurophobia” by Keeping it Familiar and Simple
    • Erle CH Lim, Associate Professor and Consultant Neurologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Raymond CS Seet

    Dear Editor,

    In their article on neurophobia, or fear of the neural sciences and clinical neurology, Ridsdale et al highlight an important phenomenon, i.e. the misperception that clinical neurology is difficult and only understood by those who are “brilliant, forgetful” with bulging crania and loud bow ties [1], an impression which may have been encouraged by neurologists who thrive on perpetuating this myth of omn...

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