Familiar Forms of Nervous Disease

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W. Wood, 1890 - Nervous system - 339 pages
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Page 13 - In the above regulations it will be noticed that no mention has been made of the hour for closing the dance halls.
Page 61 - These phenomena gave the key to the hidden lesion in his brain. On operation the angular gyrus was exposed, and it was found that a portion of the internal table of the skull had been detached from the outer, and had exercised pressure on the posterior portion of the supra-marginal convolution, while a corner of it had penetrated and lay imbedded in the anterior portion of the angular gyrus.
Page 128 - Triceps (long head). Extensors of wrist and fingers. Pronators of wrist. Flexors of wrist. Subscapular. Pectoralis (costal part). Latissimus dorsi. Teres major. Anterior wrist.
Page 128 - Hypochondrium (?). Sudden inspiration produced by sudden pressure beneath the lower border of ribs. Back of head to vertex.
Page 320 - An interrupted galvanic current, or a faradic current, can excite various organs to functional activity, thereby aiding their nutrition. 5. It is questionable whether the pathological state causing organic diseases can be in any way influenced by electricity. 6. If functional diseases are benefited, it is in an uncertain manner ; it being undecided whether it is by influencing the molecular condition, the chemical changes, the circulation, or the electrical state of the organ affected — or by the...
Page 90 - On this hinged, also, the equally knotty question of permanency, nor is this strange when we remember, that just in proportion to our knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of a part does our knowledge of the symptomatology of its diseases advance.
Page 60 - ... suffered from psychical blindness. Physically he could see, but what he saw conveyed no impression to his mind. An object presented itself before him which he could not make out, but when this object emitted sounds of the human voice he at once recognized it to be a man who was one of his fellow-workers.
Page 321 - The agent is, therefore, used empirically, and the physiological indications for it are as yet uncertain. As a therapeutic agent its use is very limited, and carefully balanced scientific observations are still needed to establish its proper sphere. I cannot, however, close this chapter without stating that after the constant use of electrical treatment for the past six years in dispensary and in private practice, I have been disappointed in the results obtained. And I cannot ascribe this lack of...
Page 128 - Neck. IV. C. Diaphragm. Deltoid. Biceps. Coraco-brachialis. Supinator longus. Rhomboid. Supra and infra spinatus. Pupil. 4th to 7th cervical. Dilatation of the pupil produced by irritation of neck. Neck. Upper shoulder. Outer arm.
Page 61 - In attempting to read he saw what he considered must be letters and words, but they were unknown symbols to him ; they conveyed no impression of their meaning; the memory of their signs was gone ; it was a sealed book to him.

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