Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series

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Nervous and Mental Disease Publishing Company, 1915 - Neurology
 

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Page 172 - ... procedure and methods of description and record and experimentation which come up to definite standards. It is clear that psychobiology and psychopathology have principles to offer which go beyond the dilettante realm and form a fairly clean-cut body of methods and helpful procedure : not only safe neurologic methods and safer methods of work with internal secretions as such, but also safer methods of inducing and directing associative and nonassociative processes and associative material serving...
Page 203 - Pathological Lying is falsification entirely disproportionate to any discernible end in view, engaged in by a person who at the time of observation cannot definitely be declared insane, feebleminded or epileptic. Such lying rarely if ever centers about a single event...
Page 177 - SECTION 4 WRITTEN REPORT BY WITNESS Each expert witness may prepare a written report upon the mental condition of the person in question, and such report may be read by the witness at the trial. If the witness presenting the report was called by one of the opposing parties, he may be cross-examined regarding his report by counsel for the other party. If the witness was summoned by the court, he may be cross-examined regarding his report by counsel for both parties.
Page 176 - Hospital for Observation. Whenever in the trial of a criminal case the existence of mental disease on the part of the accused, either at the time of the trial or at the time of the commission of the alleged wrongful act, becomes an issue in the case, the judge of the court before...
Page 116 - On the basis of these observations, hibernation may be ascribed to a seasonal physiological wave of pluriglandular inactivity. The essential role may perhaps be ascribed to the pituitary body, not only for the reason that the most striking histological changes appear in this structure but also because deprivation of the secretion of this gland alone of the entire ductless gland series produces a group of symptoms comparable to those of hibernation.
Page 124 - CONCLUSIONS 1. Selected cases of meningomyelitis are susceptible to surgical treatment, where the findings indicate the segmental level. 2. This treatment should consist in laminectomy, free opening of the dura, and, probably, incision into the posterior columns of the cord, especially in those cases showing marked infiltration and swelling of the cord. 3. This operation, properly performed, adds very little to the jeopardy of the patient, but, on the contrary, seems to greatly diminish the period...
Page 173 - We must discourage the ever-lurking interest in the occult and semi-occult and replace it by solid confidence in reliable methods and by determined interest in matters obviously calling for serious objective study. This hasty survey might easily gain by further amplification. I trust it may give an idea of the entire practicability of a course of study of objective behavior and mentation useful and essential to every student and physician; likely to give a sane balance and to furnish protection against...
Page 181 - ... who could come to the clinics but who could not conveniently come to the hospitals. The board believed that the out-patient department would be the first important step for the prevention of mental disease in this state, and that the supervision and after-care of patients would prevent the return of many who had been discharged. Outpatient departments are not alone for medication and treatment, but also for education and for the interpretation of the functions of the great state hospitals. A...
Page 171 - Every medical teacher gives some advice on this topic of doing justice to the personality; oftenest, and probably too often, he feels that the talent for dealing with personality must be inborn and cannot be hammered in by any training. Of late years the difficulties in the total unified adjustment and behavior of our patients have been more and more reduced to intelligible processes: defects of development, intellectual, affective, or conative, improper use of the assets, etc. Instead of mere vague...
Page 176 - Where the existence of mental disease or derangement on the part of any person becomes an issue in the trial of a case, the judge of the trial court may summon one or more disinterested qualified experts, not exceeding three, to testify at the trial. In case the judge shall issue the summons before the trial is begun, he shall notify counsel for both parties of the witnesses so summoned. Upon the trial of the case, the witnesses summoned by the court may be cross-examined by counsel for both parties...

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