The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology Volume 1

The Journal of Psychological Medicine and Mental Pathology Volume 1

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...met with in the ventricles, and the inferior occipital fossa. Serous infiltration of the cellular membrane of the pia mater, and of the tissue which separates it from the arachnoid, was frequently found, especially in the anfractuosities. In the greater number of cases, serum was found in the cavity of the arachnoid membrane; this serum was either transparent, greenish, or bloody, and of varying consistency. In one instance, the pia mater appeared to be remarkably dry; the ventricles were more or less full of serum, and frequently the distention was so great as to destroy the middle wall. In a case of M. Bayle's, the pressure of the liquid had occasioned a rupture of the arachnoid membrane which lines the inferior wall; the serum had escaped into the tissue of the pia mater which lines the middle lobes of the brain, and had formed under each lobe a kind of irregular pouch, transparent and soft, and lodged in the lateral and middle fossa of the base of the cranium. On inclining the bodies, serum frequently flowed from the vertebral canal. Effusion of blood between the layers of the arachnoid rarely took place in both hemispheres, but it was found that in flowing towards the base of the brain it produced the same symptoms as if it occurred in both. Calmeil gives a case of extensive effusion of blood of a violet colour, covering the upper and lateral parts of this right hemisphere, penetrating even to the base of the cranium, and bathing and compressing the peduncles of the brain and optic thalami. In one case cited by M. Rodrigues, there was an effusion between the dura mater and the external layer of the arachnoid membrane, which had completely dissected that membrane from the great falx to the tempero-parietal suture, and from the coronal more

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