Bulletin of the Massachusetts Commission on Mental Diseases, Volume 2, Issue 1

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Page 67 - A Study of the Dementia Praecox Group in the Light of Certain Cases Showing Anomalies or Scleroses in Particular Brain Regions — Danvers State Hospital Papers 1910 — Chas.
Page 68 - I have read every definition which I could meet with, and never was satisfied with one of them, and have endeavored in vain to make one satisfactory to myself. I verily believe that it is not in human power to do it.
Page 41 - ... should be the most powerful factor in the country in obtaining state recognition of the needs of the insane, in fostering legislation which will prevent political interference with the hospitals, and in bringing the standards of care up to the high plane represented by ideals kept constantly before the public by this organization since its foundation in 1844. If this is to be done we must include in our membership the men who control the policies of the institutions in the various states. For...
Page 59 - ... naturally lead us to think of brain disorder in the sensorium. In point of fact, the parts of the brain which are best entitled to the name sensorium seem to be free of gross lesions and anomaly except in a comparatively small hyperphantasia group. To quote from conclusions of a paper on Dementia Praecox, "The non-frontal group of delusion-formations the writer wishes to group provisionally under the term hyperphantasia...
Page 129 - It would be quite possible to indicate classes of the feeble-minded that we think would safely get along in the community, such as young children, the lower grade cases if provided with physical comfort and care, the male, perhaps, more safely than the female, the girl who is not the possessor of physical beauty, the child who has a good home and others, but this would all be but a guess on individual cases. In closing I can only say that the number of feeble-minded that can safely be cared for in...
Page 41 - ... warrant. No other one thing would go so far towards insuring humane and proper care of the insane in this country. The report of the Committee on Statistics at this session calls attention to another phase of activity of the Association which has been under consideration for many years. At the 23d annual meeting in 1869. Dr. Nichols called the attention of the Association to a system of statistics adopted at the International Congress of Alienists held in Paris in 1867. A series of statistical...
Page 127 - ... children in the community. They are giving these children the advantage of an education such as is provided in an institution with the advantage also of receiving home care. They are also extending their activities, in some degree, beyond the school by assisting these boys and girls in securing positions and, in some cases, carrying supervision to them in their work. These classes also provide a splendid opportunity for the study of the social reactions of these children in the community, a side...
Page 67 - Southard. A Comparison of the Mental Symptoms Found in Cases of General Paresis with and without Coarse Brain Atrophy.
Page 64 - I would be tempted to try to explain the absence of definite delusions, except those based upon hallucinations and irritability. I should be tempted to regard the frontal lobe lesions as of such degree that we might think of the case as one that had lost its frontal inhibitions. At the same time, it must be remembered that no coarse atrophy of the brain had supervened, unless we regard the brain weight —1,140 grams — as demonstrating brain atrophy.
Page 65 - ... field of mental diseases, thus aiding in the problems of microlocalization. The anti-localizing tendencies of the Wundtians and the interest in merely logical categories taken by Freudians should not interfere with progress in microlocalization dementia praecox, for example, can be called a matter of maladaptation of the patient to his environment or of the patient to himself and also a disease characterized by cortical changes. Previous work had shown anomalies in a high proportion of dementia...

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