The Sympathetic Nerve

The Sympathetic Nerve

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ...thought, of chronic inflammation of the nerve. Clark (10), Gairdner _(11), and Bartholow (12), mention cases occurring with other symptoms of paralysis of the sympathetic in connection with aneurism. Mitchell (1) and Jewell (2) have seen unilateral sweating of the face after gunshot injuries in the neck. Only three cases, however, are on record of autopsies in this affection. In one of them Seguin (3) found no changes. Another, recorded by Ebstein (4), was in a patient affected with angina pectoris. In the examination, the ganglia of the left cervical sympathetic were found filled with dilated and varicose vessels; and Ebstein explained the sweating as due to the paralyzing pressure exerted by these vessels upon the nervous structures. Morselli (5) had a case associated with other symptoms referable to the sympathetic, in which the nerve on the affected side was the seat of marked degeneration and atrophy. Ringer(6), Mickle (7 ), and Bichat, quoted by Debrousse-Latour (8), have seen an abnormal secretion of perspiration on the same side as a hemiplegia, and Mickle has also seen it in a case of chronic pachymeningitis, and he believes that in these cases the sweating is due to a sympathetic paralysis. He follows the views of those who hold to the idea of cerebral centres for the various functions of organic life, and thinks that this paralysis is central, and that there is an affection of both vaso-motor, secretory, and inhibitory fibres. Poincare and Bonnet (9) also mention similar cases in the insane, and describe lesions of the sympathetic ganglia and nerves. VVood (10) gives two cases of general hyperidrosis in connection with tumors pressing on the solar plexus. In one of these cases the sweating was bilateral only when the patient lay..
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