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J Hist Neurosci. 2000 Dec;9(3):294-306.

James Joyce: steps towards a diagnosis.

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Department of the History of Medicine, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland, Dublin.


Authors whose scholarship is in the golden realm of English literature have not hesitated to make pronouncements on James Joyce's health. A publication in this genre claims he had tabes dorsalis. One feels that an authoritative comment, accepting or rejecting a diagnosis of neurosyphilis, should be provided by the Journal of the History of the Neurosciences.

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