Publication details: Thomson, A. D., Cook, C. C. H., Guerrini, I., Sheedy, D., Harper, C. & Marshall, E. J. (2008). Wernicke's Encephalopathy revisted: Translation of the case history section of the original manuscript by Carl Wernicke ‘Lehrbuch der Gehirnkrankheiten fur Aerzte and Studirende’ (1881) with a commentary. Alcohol & Alcoholism 43(2): 174-179.
- Publication type: Journal Article
- ISSN/ISBN: 0735-0414, 1464-3502.
- DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agm144
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Aims: A translation into English of the case history section of Carl Wernicke's original manuscript of 1881, with a discussion on its relevance for clinicians today. Methods: A copy of Carl Wernicke's original German text was obtained by one of the authors (CCHC) and translated into English from the old German by a professional translator. Results: The translation was subsequently agreed by native German speaking referees, and minor changes made. Conclusions: The authors studied the translation in detail and concluded that Wernicke's description had stood the test of time. The diagnosis of Wernicke's Encephalopathy remains a clinical one.