[Movement disorders in David Copperfield]

Neurologia. 1999 Aug-Sep;14(7):359-60.
[Article in Spanish]


Charles Dickens' novels are a source of vivid neurological descriptions. Besides Pickwickian syndrome, many other neurological descriptions can be found in Dickens' novels. David Copperfield contains several characters with movement disorders including generalized dystonia (Mr. Uriah Heep), restless legs syndrome (the waiter), cervical dystonia (Mr. Sharp) and spasmodic dysphonia (Mr. Creakle). These neurological descriptions an probably based on the observation of actual patients.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Medicine in Literature*
  • Movement Disorders*