The True Sign of Babinski.
FIDIAS E. LEON-S, MD,PhD Department of Internal Medicine and Basic Sciences UiS-Universidad Industrial de Santander Bucaramanga, Colombia
LUIS J. PRADA, MD Clinical Group in Forensic medicine and Epidemiology INML & CF, National Institute of Forensic Medicine'Bogota, Colombia
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In Reply. -- I thank Drs Leon-S and Prada for their interest in my profile of Dr Babinski. My article was intended as a general biographical sketch, wherein I tried to present to the reader some highlights of the extraordinary career of this great neurologist.
In the text of my article, I have spoken of Babinski and the plantar reflex and have outlined some of "Babinki's own observations" on the plantar response in various conditions including a disturbance of the pyramidal system. Drs Leon-S and Prada are objecting to the title, "The Sign of Babinski," which was a literary choice on my part for a title. I am quite open to and welcome their comments, but believe that there is no fundamental inaccuracy in the text of my article as a reflection of the life and work of Dr Babinski.
VENITA JAY, MD,FRCPC Division of panthology the Hospital for Sick Children Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5T 2W9
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|Author:||LEON-S, FIDIAS E.; PRADA, LUIS J.; JAY, VENITA|
|Publication:||Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine|
|Article Type:||Letter to the Editor|
|Date:||Jun 1, 2001|
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