Publications of Cornell University Medical College; Studies from the Department of Neurology. ... Volume 2

Publications of Cornell University Medical College; Studies from the Department of Neurology. ... Volume 2

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...or other nerves, seems to be this: The vertigo is a subjective one, and is often not so much a real vertigo as a sense of insecurity and fear of falling. Patients who have this peculiar vertigo are attacked with much the same sensations that one would have if poised on a narrow support over a dangerous abyss. They have a feeling that their sense of equilibrium may not be equal to supporting themselves, and there comes a feeling of apprehension along with the distinct sense of inadequacy to keep the equilibrium steady. The patient with ordinary objective vertigo is often content to grasp something and hold the head against the support; but a person with the true subjective cerebellar vertigo seeks at once a place where he can lie down or brace himself. Objects do not whirl around before his eyes, but the floor in front of him seems to move up and down, like the deck of an unsteady ship. This vertigo is particularly apt to disappear when the patient is in a recumbent posture, and to quickly develop when the patient rises or stands. It is accompanied with feelings of weakness and exhaustion also--an acute myasthenia. Ringing in the ears may accompany it, but it is only an incident. There is not apt to be nausea with this form of vertigo, except when it is of very intense degree, when the patients often fall to the ground and lose consciousness. All these phenomena may occur in very severe cerebellar lesions.' In the typical labyrinthine vertigo, however, there is always some objec tive as well as subjective disturbance, and the' patients often make quick, staggering, forced movements. and are more apt to fall to the ground with nausea and faintness. There is also a tremendous amount of tinnitus, and one finds disturbances of the...
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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236799062
  • 9781236799067