On Aphasia, or Loss of Speech in Cerebral Disease

On Aphasia, or Loss of Speech in Cerebral Disease

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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. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...Odyss. iv., 704; the text being precisely the same in both instances--" Siiv fa' fuv a/i4aatri iirtuiv Xa/3t;" here speechlessness from emotional causes is evidently implied. Dr Popham, of Cork, considers that of all the words in the Greek language denoting modes of speech, the verb tyQkyyOfiai applies more than any of the others to the formation by the tongue of articulate sounds. The substantive t9tyiie is used by Hippocrates, and the privative word af8ky%iQ would express an inability to enunciate syllables. He also thinks that the English word aphthenxia is as euphonious as many other derivations from the Greek.--Dublin Quarterly Journal, Nov., 1865. from its simplicity and euphony, is now the favourite expression; it is the one I have selected, and in accordance with the neological phraseology of the day, I shall adopt the terms--Amnesic, Ataxic, and Epileptiform Aphasia, &c. Definition.--The word aphasia has been used in a different sense by different authors; some, like Trousseau, Broca, Auguste Voisin, &c, limit its use to designate that condition in which the intelligence is unaffected, or at all events but slightly impaired; where thoughts are conceived by the patient, but he cannot express himself, either because he has lost the memory of words, or because he has lost the memory of the mechanical process necessary for the pronunciation of these words; or because the rupture of the means of communication between the grey matter of the brain and the organs whose co-operation is necessary to produce speech, does not allow the will to act upon them in a normal manner--the ideas are formed, but the means of communication with the external world do not exist. This definition would exclude all cases in which loss or...show more

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  • 9781236578587