A. J. Larner Neurosciences and History 2017;5(1):47-51
Type of article: REVIEW
A. J. Larner Consultant Neurologist Cognitive Function Clinic. Walton Centre for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Liverpool, United Kingdom
This brief personal view explores some of the interrelationships between the study of neurology and of literature, and the possibilities for cross-fertilization between these disciplines, despite their initially seeming poles apart. Emphasis is given to the narrative structure of both patient/author and neurological accounts. Literary accounts of neurological disease may inform understanding of the patient experience of disease, and the description of neurological disorders may stimulate creative writers. The exchange of ideas in this interdisciplinary subject area may therefore be productive.