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Arquivos de Neuro-Psiquiatria

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Abstract

TEIVE, Hélio A. G.; GERMINIANI, Francisco M. B.; MUNHOZ, Renato P.  and  LEES, Andrew J.. Letters from Dom Pedro II to professor Brown-Séquard: imperial correspondence and neurophysiology. Arq. Neuro-Psiquiatr. [online]. 2012, vol.70, n.8, pp. 633-636. ISSN 0004-282X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0004-282X2012000800014.

The authors have analyzed the content of a selection of letters written by Dom Pedro II, the Emperor of Brazil, and sent to Doctor Charles Brown-Séquard, the famous neurologist, between 1876 and 1885. The content of those letters focuses mainly on his wife's, Princess Thereza Cristina, health issues and Dom Pedro's personal desire to foster the research into the physiological study of the nervous system.

Keywords : Brown-Séquard; Dom Pedro II; emperor of Brazil.

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