Reports of Civil and Criminal Cases Decided by the Court of Appeals of Kentucky Volume 134

Reports of Civil and Criminal Cases Decided by the Court of Appeals of Kentucky Volume 134

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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. 1910 edition. Excerpt: ... symptoms indicated neurasthenia, and might indicate traumatic neurasthenia. What these witnesses said, based upon objective evidences of the plaintiff's condition, was relevant, as well as their opinions based upon the hypothesis submitted in the questions propounded them. Their description of symptoms of that complaint given by accepted medical authorities Were also relevant as testimony. Their opinions were also relevant concerning whether the plaintiff's condition was permanent or temporary. The important question in the case was whether the plaintiff was in the physical condition claimed by him. There was nothing in his appearance to indicate it. A close, careful, professional physical examination of his person disclosed this situation: Three of the examiners were unable to say that they found any evidences of physical impairment. Three thought they could discover them; but the latter were not willing to say, and did not say, that independent of the statements made to them by the plaintiff; and independent of his muscular demonstrations in their presence in the course of their examination, that what they found upon an examination of his lumbar regions was of a serious nature, or would of itself impair his ability to labor, or cause him pain. Ankylosis of the backbone, if it existed, would not necessarily, or even probably, alone produce neurasthenia. It does not seem to a lay mind that a stiffening of a joint i_n the body, and an impoverished state of nerves have any necessary relation. Nor are we enlightened upon the subject by the testimony of the professional gentlemen who appeared in the case. Whether there was a stiffening of the backbone was left to depend entirely upon the statements of the plaintiff. The doctors...show more

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  • Paperback | 278 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 499g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236762460
  • 9781236762467