Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Clovis Vincent

  • Maurice Ravel’s neurologic disease

    The French composer Maurice Ravel appears to have suffered from a localized neurological disease that spared higher brain functions but interfered with the basic activities of living. In neurological parlance this translates itself into loss of the ability to speak (aphasia), write (agraphia), read (alexia), or carry out complex brain directed movements or tasks (apraxia).…