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Neurology and Art

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Neurological Deficits in the Life and Works of Frida Kahlo

Budrys V.

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Clinics of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Faculty of Medicine, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

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Valmantas Budrys, MD, PhD

Center of Neurology

Vilnius University Santariskiu Klinikos Hospital, Santariskiu 2

LT–08661 Vilnius (Lithuania)

Tel./Fax +370 5 236 5220, E-Mail valma@takas.lt

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Eur Neurol 2006;55:4–10

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Abstract

World-famous Mexican painter Frida Kahlo is an impressive example of an artist whose entire life and creativity were extremely influenced by chronic, severe illness. Many of her best-known works depict her physical and mental suffering. She was one of those very uncommon artists who dared to show their nude, sick body. This article describes biographical events and works of Frida Kahlo that are closely related to neurology: congenital anomaly (spina bifida), poliomyelitis, spine injury, neuropathic pain.

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Article / Publication Details

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Abstract of Neurology and Art

Received: September 28, 2005
Accepted: November 29, 2005
Published online: March 01, 2006
Issue release date: February 2006

Number of Print Pages: 7
Number of Figures: 9
Number of Tables: 0

ISSN: 0014-3022 (Print)
eISSN: 1421-9913 (Online)

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