Gilles de la Tourette syndrome

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Gilles de la Tourette syndrome

[‚zhēl də lä tu̇′ret ‚sin‚drōm]
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More than half a century later a young Parisian neurologist, Georges Gilles de la Tourette, selected this case as an example of the illness that he classified as "maladie des tics." The marquise's symptoms became, as Kushner notes, "a vehicle for validating particular medical and philosophical theories of human behavior," (p.
Physicians of O.'s era -- including French neurologist Georges Gilles de la Tourette, who described the condition in 1885 -- were not versed in epidemiology, but their insightful clinical descriptions stimulated much interest in TS.