Serology of Nervous and Mental Diseases

Serology of Nervous and Mental Diseases

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... some workers that, for the production of this disease, a special variety of the Treponema pallidum is necessary. In the cases observed and reported upon by Plaut no luetic parental data could be obtained. That such parents may have had syphilis in some form that was kept from observation as the result of proper treatment is possible, but this is not the case with paresis, which is sooner or later diagnosed with accuracy and easily elicited from the anamnesis. In other words, juvenile paresis is not necessarily dependent upon the existence of paresis in the parents, but may be the result of any variety of syphilis, whether vascular, visceral, or osseous. The following case is that of a youth of twenty, an errand boy, born in the United States. He was brought to the Institute on account of trouble with his eyes: Previous History.--One of five children, who are all healthy. A brother next older to the patient is a periodic drinker. Patient went to school at five, but did not progress well. When about six he began to play truant. In his ninth year the patient complained of an inability to see print or to write. Began to smoke cigars at ten, and left school at thirteen. Associated with men of questionable character. His father having been in the liquor business, the boy began to use alcoholics to an inordinate degree. His eye-sight kept getting worse. When examined physically he showed no pupillary response to light; right pupil very irregular. Corneal sensibility reduced in both eyes; mobility normal; no nystagmus; no diplopia. Vision R., no perception; L., Fundi, simple optic nerve atrophy, more marked in right. Mentality that of a boy of nine (Binet test). Cannot repeat test sentences correctly. Station normal; some tremor of upper extremities; more

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