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Dec 28, 2010

First paper ever published in Neurology in 1951 and 2) Topic of the month: Interviews with Dr. Oliver Sacks. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Ted Burns interviews Drs. Lewis Rowland, Robert Daroff, and Robert Griggs about the first paper ever published in Neurology on past, present and future of neurology. In the next segment, Dr. Jennifer Fugate is reading our e-Pearl of the week about bobble head doll syndrome. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Ted Burns interviews Dr. Oliver Sacks about alexia without agraphia and the left inferotemporal gyrus for our Lesson of the Week. Over the next subsequent three weeks, we will highlight other neurologic disorders Dr. Oliver Sacks writes about in his new book, The Mind's Eye. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Burns, Rowland Griggs and Fugate.Dr. Burns receives a stipend as Podcast Editor for Neurology®, and performs EMG studies in his neuromuscular practice (30% effort).Dr. Rowland serves as Ombudsman for Neurology; receives royalties from the publication of Merritt's Neurology (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2005); and served as Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Today. Dr. Griggs serves on the editorial advisory board for Current Treatment Options in Neurology and NeuroRX; has received honoraria for lectures or educational activities not funded by industry; receives research support from the NINDS T32 NS07338 [PI]; NIH 2U54 NS059065-06 [PI], R01 NS045686-05 [PI], NIH-R13 Fostering Pharma, NINDS 525326 FOR-DMD, and FDA 2-RO1FD003454-02 [Co-PI] and TaroPharma; receives funding support from MDA Fostering Pharma-Academic Partnerships in Neuromuscular Experimental Therapeutics, Muscular Dystrophy Association Experimental Therapeutics of Neuromuscular Disease and Recruitment for HYP HOP Phase III trial in the Periodic paralyses (PI); and receives royalties from the publication of the book, Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 23 Edition. Dr. Fugate serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section.