The Alienist and Neurologist, Vol. 38

The Alienist and Neurologist, Vol. 38 : A Journal of Neurology and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuriatry; For the Neurologist, General Practitioner and Savant; February, 1917 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Alienist and Neurologist, Vol. 38: A Journal of Neurology and Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuriatry; For the Neurologist, General Practitioner and Savant; February, 1917 Profuse perspiration was observed in very few cases. Somnolence is a characteristic feature, present in all the cases, though in degrees varying from drowsiness to stupor, and, in fatal cases, to coma. The somnolence in poliomyelitis is analagous to the typhoid state Observed in most infectious diseases. It is an early sign, sometimes preceding the fever. It is more apt to deepen to stupor in polioencephalitis, but may be as pronounced in simple poliomyelitis. Undoubtedly the early appearance Of somnolence is due to a functional disturbance from irritation Of the cerebral cortex by toxins, and its transitory character is in line with the frequently transitory affection Of the motor nerve apparatus. Angina has been present in some cases at the onset. Indigestion is a fairly common Sign at the onset. Vomiting was present in ten cases only, but anorexia and mucous, fetid stools were frequent, indicating an acute catarrhal condition of the intestines during the febrile stage. In the fatal cases, the autopsies revealed pronounced catarrh of the intestines with swelling of the solitarv follicles, Peyer's patches and mesenteric lymph glands. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 840 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 42mm | 1,102g
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  • United States
  • English
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  • 0243121393
  • 9780243121397