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Wernicke's Encephalopathy Revisited. Translation of the Case History Section of the Original Manuscript by Carl Wernicke 'Lehrbuch Der Gehirnkrankheiten Fur Aerzte and Studirende' (1881) With a Commentary

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Wernicke's Encephalopathy Revisited. Translation of the Case History Section of the Original Manuscript by Carl Wernicke 'Lehrbuch Der Gehirnkrankheiten Fur Aerzte and Studirende' (1881) With a Commentary

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Abstract

Aims: A translation into English of the case history section of Carl Wernicke's original manuscript of 1881, with a discussion on its relevance for clinicians today.

Methods: A copy of Carl Wernicke's original German text was obtained by one of the authors (CCHC) and translated into English from the old German by a professional translator.

Results: The translation was subsequently agreed by native German speaking referees, and minor changes made.

Conclusions: The authors studied the translation in detail and concluded that Wernicke's description had stood the test of time. The diagnosis of Wernicke's Encephalopathy remains a clinical one.

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