Un homme différentBMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7306.209 (Published 28 July 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:209
- Jean-Yves Panici, general practitioner
- Brette les Pins, Sarthe, France
I had been the family's doctor for 12 years. They lived in a small, remote village. One September the father—a tall, physically fit schoolmaster—came to my surgery. “It's stupid,” he said, “I just got back from holiday but I feel tired. I was with some colleagues last Monday and I had trouble finding and pronouncing some words during a conversation.” The results of a clinical examination and blood test were normal.
A few weeks later I was called to his home. His family was very worried. He had been having headaches and was sleeping a …