the French patient, Schiff’s,

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GoodTaste

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Does "the French patient, Schiff’s" mean "the French patient(Schiff’s patient)"?


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Unfortunately, while the French patient, Schiff’s, and a few others have been “awakened” by some sort of brain stimulation, those individual successes have yet to translate into help for thousands of vegetative or minimally conscious patients.

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That's how I would read it. "... the French patient, (who is/was) Schiff's (patient), and a few others ..."
 

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Only context can tell. It could be some French patient (mentioned earlier), some patient of Schiff's, and "a few others."
 
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