Apraxia and Agraphia in a Left-Hander

  • Norman Geschwind
Part of the Boston Studies in the Philosophy of Science book series (BSPS, volume 16)


As I pointed out earlier disorders of writing may occur as the only or predominant linguistic deficit in patients with confusional states, an apparently paradoxical and totally unexplained finding. Oddly enough isolated writing disorder also tends to occur, as Hécaen has pointed out, in left-handers, or may remain as the only linguistic disorder after recovery from other disturbances, as in the case of Dejerine and André-Thomas. The case presented in this paper permitted some speculations as to the mechanisms of this curious phenomenon.


Left Hemisphere Anterior Cerebral Artery Hemisphere Lesion Acute Confusional State Callosal Fibre 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company, Dordrecht, Holland 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Geschwind
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  1. 1.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

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