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J Clin Neurosci. 2006 Feb;13(2):178-80. Epub 2006 Feb 3.

Looking for clues.

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  • 1Neurosciences Department, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia.


At certain moments in clinical practice, one can seem to possess the powers of a Sherlock Holmes to search out clues and deduce the diagnosis. Many neurologists are aware of links between the workings of detective fiction and the methods of problem-solving in neurological cases. One similarity concerns the professional counterpart of the conventional detective story, the single case report.

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