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Science  01 Oct 1999:
Vol. 286, Issue 5437, pp. 56-57
DOI: 10.1126/science.286.5437.56

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A Cursing Brain? The Histories of Tourette Syndrome. Howard I. Kushner. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 1999. 319 pp. $29.95. ISBN 0-674-18022-4.

Kushner blends a detailed description of Tourette's syndrome with an insightful account of how changes in medical (and cultural) views have altered the characterization and treatment of the illness.