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Dr. Gonzalo Lafora

Gonzalo Rodriguez-Lafora (1886-1971) was a neurologist and pathologist at the Provincial Hospital in Madrid. He was born and died in Madrid and worked there under Ramon y Cajal except for a few years of study in Germany and France and 3 years in Washington, DC, where he was neuropathologist for the National Psychiatric Institute. He described progressive myoclonic epilepsy with characteristic inclusions. (Gentry MS, Afawi Z, Armstrong DD, et al. The 5th International Lafora Epilepsy Workshop: basic science elucidating therapeutic options and preparing for therapies in the clinic. Epilepsy Behav 2020;103(Pt A):106839.) (Courtesy of Professor Santiago Jiminez Roldan.)

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