Archives of Diagnosis Volume 2

Archives of Diagnosis Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...of the Cerebro-Spinal Fluid in General Paralysis of the Insane---W. F. RoBERTSoN and R. D. Bnown, Rev. of Neurology and Psychiatry, Feb., 1909. Report of the findings in twenty cases of paresis and ten cases of other forms of insanity. In twelve of the twenty cases of paresis diphtheroid bacilli were found lying free or in the interior of phagocytic cells; in direct films they were most diflicult to detect. The ten cases of other forms of insanity failed to show lymphocytosis or microorganisms in cerebro-spinal fluid. The authors conclude that diphtheroid bacilli are frequently present in the cerebro-spinal fluid in cases of paresis. at all stages of the disease, especially during the congestive seizures. CossITT. A study of the knee-jerks of 4199 individuals showed the following: It proved normal in 24'.6 per cent.; exaggerated in 47.3 per cent.; diminished and absent in 28.1 per cent. In many instances the knee-jerks were clonic in character. Ankle-clonus in one or both legs was present in I5 per cent. of the studied cases. while it was not found associated with normal or absent knee-jerks. No special relation was found between the condition of the plantar reflexes and the knee-jerks, except the plantar reflex was never diminished or absent with normal knee-jerks. A decided correlation between the Argyll-Robertson pupil and absent knee-jerks existed, also a decided negative correlation between the alternation of pupillary reactions and normal kneejerks, in that the pupillary abnormalities are less often found' associated with normal knee-jerks. No relation existed between the character of the knee-jerks and the mental symptoms. Paretics with absent knee-jerks live on the average about thirteen months; those with more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236961307
  • 9781236961303