The Cerebral Palsies of Children
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1889 edition. Excerpt: ...in extreme spasm, slight equino-varus position; the feet can scarcely be moved, so firm is the extensor spasm; the whole pelvis moves on attempting to flex the thighs. A class of cases belonging to this division of bilateral hemiplegia is characterized by spasm and disordered, movement. They are described in literature as chorea spastica and double athetosis. The cases I refer to are simply spastic diplegias, plus post-hemiplegic disorders of movement. The history is the same as in ordinary cases; the trouble has persisted from birth or shortly after, and there is a condition of feeble-mindedness or idiocy, though in some instances the intelligence is fair. Very often, too, there has been a difficult labor. Of the chorea spastica, the following are probably illustrations: Case 16.--Mary M--, set. 4. M. 4, 429. Breech presentation, delay at the head, was six hours before she was resuscitated. Began to talk at two years; never walked; almost from birth she has had peculiar movements of hands and arms; the thumbs are turned in and there is constant irregular motion of the arms and hands, with stiffness, which is made worse when she attempts to control it; it is like a chorea. There is also some incoordination of the head. She is well nourished; no wasting. Coordination of legs good; but she does not walk. Case 17.--Nellie P--, sat. 9. I. P. b., 55. Parents healthy, five children dead, of seven. Seven years ago had fits while teething, had fits constantly for twenty-one days; for nine months had seven to nine per diem; in very weak health when fits ceased. Present state: Speech hesitating; memory not affected; unable to stand, sit, feed herself, or assist herself in any way; can move every muscle in the body, but with an irregular movement which...
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