History of O'Brien County, Iowa; From Its Organization to the Present Time

History of O'Brien County, Iowa; From Its Organization to the Present Time

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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. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...under my own observation. The motor paralysis usually comes on rapidly, and reaches a considerable degree in the course of a few hours. A patient after such sensations as have been described, or without any warning, finds that his legs feel heavy; after walking for a few hours he is obliged to sit down and rest. When he tries to walk again his legs feel " as if made of lead." He lies down for an hour, and then finds that he cannot stand, and in as. few hours more is unable to raise his legs, although perhaps he can still move the feet or toes; next day even this power may be lost. Occasionally the mode of onset is still more rapid, and occupies only a few minutes. The legs are found suddenly to be heavy and tingling, the sufierer sits down on a chair for a quarter of an hour, and then finds that he cannot stand. Such rapid onset resembles that of spinal hzemorrhage, and it is probable that in most of these cases there is lnemorrbage in addition to inflammation"hzenlorrhagic myelitis." Such cases are, however, sufliciently rare not to interfere with the diagnostic rule that a sudden onset means a vascular lesion.' and that the characteristic onset of myelitis is rapid but not sudden. Now and then the onset is in the night, during sleep; a patient goes to bed well, and wakes up in the morning with complete paraplegia. On the other hand, the onset of the paralysis may occupy several days, or even a week; when longer than this, from ten to forty days, the myelitis is to be regarded as subacutc. Occasionally the onset is by a series of sudden attacks of weakness at intervals of a few hours or days, or even weeks. In the latter case there may be some recovery from one attack before the next comes on. Frequently...show more

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  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236986741
  • 9781236986740