Neurological Diseases in the Dalton Trevisan´s Short Stories
AbstractIntroduction: The relationship between fictional literature and Medicine, particularly Neurology, is very wide. The aim of this review is to analyze the Dalton Trevisan´s work, considered the most important Brazilian short stories writer, focusing in the description of neurological diseases.
Material and Methods: A comprehensive evaluation of Dalton Trevisan´s texts in books published between 1959 and 2012.
Results: Descriptions of the common neurological diseases embedded in Trevisan´s work, such as, epilepsy and stroke, are presented.
Discussion: This review disclosed neurological conditions highly prevalent in the general population, namely epilepsy and stroke,
which have deserved a practical and objective approach by the Brazilian master of the short stories.
Conclusion: The fictional World of the famous Brazilian writer Dalton Trevisan is punctuated by everyday routine facts, which are however flavored with the tragic-grotesque touch so peculiar to the author. Neurological diseases, particularly epilepsy and stroke, are no exception to this universe and are exquisitely described by the writer.
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