The Mental Functions of the Brain; An Investigation Into Their Localisation and Their Manifestation in Health and Disease

The Mental Functions of the Brain; An Investigation Into Their Localisation and Their Manifestation in Health and Disease

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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. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...bit, and kicked if she was disappointed. Her appetite was voracious, and she would devour any sort of food without discrimination; she would rake out the fire with her fingers, and seemed unconscious that she had been burnt. She could not be taught anything, and never improved. The Phonological Journal, Edinburgh, vol. vii. 1832, p. 64.D. M., patient at Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, an epileptic who "ate continually." He complained of dying of hunger, and when roused from stupor and even in his delirium had only one idea to which he gave expression. It was "hunger," "hunger." His stomach was overdistended though not painful or tender. Patient complained of headache, the pain arising at a tender spot in front of the right ear. Kenneth M'Le0d.--W. L., stone-quarrier, suffering from violent mania after an apoplectiform attack. His appetite was voracious, and he was not by any means particular as to what he ate. Post-mortem.--Both laterul ventricles were excessively dilated, flattening the temporal convolulions.--(Jozmml of Mental Scicnce, 1861, vol. vii. Case 1.) S. W. D. Williams.--F. 0., single, female, aged 27, suffering from violent mania, ate with avidity all that was given to her, though she brought up nearly all she took. Post-mortem.--'l'here was a gumma in the temporal lobe close to the Sylvian fissure opposite the island of Reil, and the whole temporal lobe was firmly adherent to the b0ne.--(Ibi/cm, April 1869, vol. xv.) Bonville Bradley I'ox.--K., aged 49, fell from a trap and injured the left side of his head, a sear being visible from the sagittal suture to the temple. Irascibility and tendency to assault innocent persons, after the accident. When he ate, he did so...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236884736
  • 9781236884732