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Cognitive Assessment for Clinicians

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:608
  1. Chris Mcmanus

    John R Hodges Oxford University Press, £16.50, pp 242 ISBN 0 19 262344 X

    “How many camels are there in Holland?” This somewhat surprising question may well soon form part of the routine neurological examination, an examination which traditionally devoted inordinate efforts to brain stem nuclei while virtually ignoring the vast terra incognita of the cerebral cortex. In contrast the question on Dutch camels, which tests ability to estimate from general knowledge, is part of a recent bedside test for cognitive functioning of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Answers of none or more than fifty are associated with frontal damage. …

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