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Gowers and clinical diagnosis

Ann Scott, Mervyn Eadie and Andrew Lees

in William Richard Gowers 1845-1915

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Published in print August 2012 | ISBN: 9780199692316
Published online November 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191753527 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199692316.003.0006
Gowers and clinical diagnosis

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Gowers himself wrote that the 20 years from 1870–90 were devoted almost entirely to his work. He made few new friends although, as described later, he was always a most dedicated and thoughtful father. Before the story returns to more personal aspects of his life, however, it must focus on the quality of his work and the achievements that made his name as a neurologist—as a clinician, a researcher, and a teacher.

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Subjects: Neurology ; History of Medicine

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