The history of written language disorders: Reexamining Pitres’ case (1884) of pure agraphia

@article{Lorch2003TheHO,
  title={The history of written language disorders: Reexamining Pitres’ case (1884) of pure agraphia},
  author={Marjorie Perlman Lorch and Isabelle Barri{\`e}re},
  journal={Brain and Language},
  year={2003},
  volume={85},
  pages={271-279}
}
The first clinical description of pure agraphia was reported by the French neurologist Pitres in 1884. Pitres used the case study evidence to argue for modality-specific memory representations and the localization of writing. This article reviews Pitres's contribution to the study of acquired writing disorders, the components of writing models and the cerebral localization which subserve writing, in light of the views entertained by his contemporaries and current authors. Although numerous… Expand
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