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William John Adie: the man behind the syndrome

Siddiqui, Aazim A; Clarke, Jonathan C; Grzybowski, Andrzej; (2014) William John Adie: the man behind the syndrome. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology , 42 (8) pp. 778-784. 10.1111/ceo.12301. Green open access

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Abstract

William John Adie was an Australian neurologist in the early 20th century responsible for extensively describing the tonically dilated pupil associated with absent deep tendon reflexes – both features of a syndrome that now bears his name. In addition to other neurological syndromes, he was also significant in delineating narcolepsy through his clinical essays and case series. His ophthalmic and neurologic contributions have served the test of time and played an important role in the modern understanding of Adie syndrome and narcolepsy. This report reviews Adie's medical contributions, extensive descriptions of Adie syndrome, and provides a brief biographical account of his life.

Type: Article
Title: William John Adie: the man behind the syndrome
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1111/ceo.12301
Publisher version: http://doi.org/10.1111/ceo.12301
Language: English
Additional information: © 2014 The Authors. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology published by Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd on behalf of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists. This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Keywords: William John Adie, Adie syndrome, Adie pupil, Australia, neuro-ophthalmologist
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Brain Sciences > Institute of Ophthalmology
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1470479
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