State Hospital Bulletin Volume 6

State Hospital Bulletin Volume 6

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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. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ... be mentioned in this connection is a patient who has had dementia praecox for thirty-five years, a history of syphilis seven years before admission to the hospital, and then a decided change in her mental condition which was a moderate degree of deterioration before that. This change was a feeling of elation and expansive ideas about a year before she came to the hospital. When seen she was found to be a typical paretic mentally and physically, engrafted on an earlier development of dementia prxcox. Dr. HocH: Case I should scarcely give rise to any doubt in diagnosis as we see him now, and I think we all agree with Dr. Gil1espie's diagnosis and his formulation of the reasons for it. There was one feature which interested me in this case when I examined him: aside from the fact that he has no decided dilapidation of his personality, as we find it in general paralysis, he had, in spite of the fact that his memory defect was slight, a strikingly pronounced difliculty in estimating time spaces. Thus he could tell us many details of a baseball game, yet he thought it was three days before, whereas in reality it happened three weeks before. I had examined him twice four months apart; at the second examination he could tell me many details of the first examination but thought it had taken place two years before. This is decidedly an unusual trait and worth mentioning. There is still a good deal of work to be done on detail analysis of organic reactions, and this case would be worth going into very carefully from this point of view, because his co-operation is very good. As to cases H and HI, they are very diificult, and I think we are here getting into the realm of combinations of constitutional reactions and organic reactions. Certainly case H...show more

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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960688
  • 9781236960689