The Practitioner Volume 68

The Practitioner Volume 68

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...its withdrawal in some cases may be met with strong solutions of quassia or cinchona given every hour, which will soon break up this impulse and produce an intense disgust for spirits. Insanity following Ch0I'ea.--Dr. Rothsay C. Stewart 13 reports two cases in which insanity followed chorea. The first case was that of a girl aged sixteen, who was admitted into hospital with marked chorea; she was said to have had one attack previously. About a month afterwards she.showed marked signs of mental disturbance, which took the form of melancholia, and on this account she was admitted into an asylum. On admission she had 'a dazed, vacant expression, was slow in action and speech, and the same question had to be repeated many times before an answer was elicited; her memory also seemed to be at fault, and she could give no account of her previous history. There was then no distinct evidence of chorea; the heart was regular, pulse eighty, and there was no murmur. The patellar reflexes were diminished, the pupils were dilated, equal, and acted slightly to light. The urine was acid with a sp. gr. of rooz. Recovery gradually took place. The second case occurred in a single female aged twenty-eight. There was no history of rheumatism, and no evidence of neurosis in the family. When about twelve years old she was run over and very much shaken, and shortly after this is said to have developed chorea. Since then her character changed, and she became unlike other girls. For the six months preceding the time she came under observation, the mental condition had become worse. On admission she was very restless, talked freely in a peculiar, affected manner, and repeated a remark several times over with much gasping. There was considerable more

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  • English
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