Degeneracy

Degeneracy

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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. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...nutrition." 1 Journal of Mental Science, 1886-87. Colin A. Scott has found corroborative evidences of similar effects of strain in the children of the New England and Illinois schools. These systemic nervous exhaustions may, as W. S. Christopher, of Chicago, has shown (in remarks on neuroses already cited), take unexpected local directions, especially involving, in accordance with the general law of reversal, evolution or degeneracy checks on excessive action. Among the conditions produced by school strain of serious consequence in after-life are headaches, usually charged to anaemia or neurasthenia. These headaches, as Sachs,1 of New York, has shown, usually appear after emotional excitement or fatiguing ordeal. There are other symptoms expressive of neurasthenia, such as slight tremor of the tongue and fingers and exaggeration of 'Nervous Diseases of Children. STUDY OF NEURASTHENIA 157 the deep reflexes, but, above all, the very persistent vertex headache, and the child's description of pressure or heat there. In children emotional conditions, school strain, rivalry between class-mates, are as liable to produce neurasthenia as are the more serious struggles for existence in later life. These headaches may pass very readily at periods of stress into migraine. The vertigo characteristic of migraine is not rarely found in the neurasthenic headache of childhood. What is true of migraine is also true of epilepsy. The tremors, &c., accompanying neurasthenic headache become the convulsions of epilepsy. G. B. Fowler reports a case emphasising very clearly the position of Christopher. It was that of a sevenyear-old boy of mushroom growth and hothouse culture. He began every day before breakfast with an hour at Spanish, and until three...show more

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  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 172g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236753437
  • 9781236753434