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Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 1997 Dec 10;117(30):4415-7.

[Magnus Berg--the sculptor with the "strong trembling hands". A contribution to the history of essential tremor].

[Article in Norwegian]

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Nevro-urologisk laboratorium, Nevrologisk avdeling Medisinsk klinikk UllevÄl sykehus, Oslo.


The well-known Norwegian baroque sculptor Magnus Berg (1666-1739) was famous for his elegant and delicate ivory reliefs. The strange thing is that this artist, so dependent on the skills of his upper extremities, was known to have "severely trembling hands". A careful survey of biographical data, and analysis of his handwriting and artistic work lead to the conclusion that he suffered from essential tremor.

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