Neurological considerations in the history of tarantism in Spain

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Introduction. Tarantism is a complex phenomenon first described in the Middle Ages in Italy. It englobes three types of disorders: the organic effects of the bite of the Mediterranean black widow spider (latrodectism), the dance elicited by tarantella music, and behavioural changes that were hysterical in nature. In this article, we review the history of… (More)

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