Reanalysis of the first case of Alzheimer’s disease

  title={Reanalysis of the first case of Alzheimer’s disease},
  author={Manuel B. Graeber and Parviz Mehraein},
  journal={European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience},
  • M. Graeber, P. Mehraein
  • Published 15 December 1999
  • Biology
  • European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Abstract When a disease becomes as important as Alzheimer’s dementia, there is a natural interest in its medical history and in the origin of the underlying disease concept. Key to understanding Alois Alzheimer’s views on the disease, which was named after him, are the histological sections of the cases he saw. This histological material was rediscovered in Munich in 1992 and 1997 (Neurogenetics 1997, 1 : 73-80; 1998, 1 : 223-228). An extensive neuropathological and molecular genetic analysis… 
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