Has the diagnosis of a stroke been overlooked in the symptoms of Julius Caesar?

Francesco M. Galassi, Hutan Ashrafian

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Abstract

Julius Caesar (100–44 BC) is considered one of the greatest military leaders and conquerors of all time. His health status has been the source of a longstanding debate within the historical and medical community who generally suggests epilepsy and Ménière disease as the two prime differentials when considering his morbus comitialis (disease of the assembly hall). To-date, however possible cardiovascular explanations have always been ruled out on the grounds that until his death he was supposedly otherwise physically well during both private and stately affairs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1521-1522
Number of pages2
JournalNeurological Sciences
Volume36
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2015
Externally publishedYes

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