Medicine: What's the Name?

Many a man, when he cannot recall a name that he knows perfectly well, shrugs it off with "getting forgetful," or even "Freudian, no doubt. Must be the name of some guy who was mean to me when I was a kid." This is right most of the time. But every now & then, doctors have a case in which a patient has no memory for names at all—not even the names of close kin. It may get so bad that he forgets the names of common articles, so that when he wants a pen...

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