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Stroke Essay

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15 Global burden of stroke
“I waked and sat up…when I felt a confusion and indistinctness in my head which lasted, I suppose about half a minute. Soon after I perceived that I had suffered a paralytick stroke, and that my Speech was taken from me.” Samuel Johnson, England, 1783

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