Neurological Contributions

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Putnam, 1879 - 310 pages

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Page 7 - ... to be clothed in purple and fine linen, and to fare sumptuously every day...
Page 99 - ON DISEASES OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM. By WILLIAM A. HAMMOND, MD, Professor of Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System, and of Clinical Medicine, in the Bellevue Hospital Medical College ; Physician-in-chief to the New- York State Hospital for Diseases of the Nervous System, ete.
Page 92 - ... he has made to our knowledge of epilepsy. He defines the disease as " An occasional, sudden, and rapid discharge of gray matter of some part of the brain," * a bad definition certainly, but I do not quote it now to criticise it further than to call attention to the fact that the element of unconsciousness is not included in its terms.
Page 8 - What, again, can be conceived more afflicting to a man who has any intelligence and sensibility left, than the vulgar tyranny of an ignorant attendant — a tyranny which the best management cannot altogether prevent in a large asylum ? And I might go on to enumerate many more of the unpreventible miseries of life in an asylum which, when superintendent ol one, forced themselves painfully upon my attention, and often made me sick at heart.
Page 1 - By William A. Hammond, MD, Professor of Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System in the University of the City of New York, etc.
Page 100 - ... more readily disposing to sleep. As in this violent state there is a strong propensity to associate ideas, it is particularly important to prevent the accession of such as might be transmitted through the medium of the...
Page 91 - Army (retired), formerly Professor of Diseases of the Mind and Nervous System in the University of New York, etc...
Page 43 - It will be noticed that sclerosis or hardening is a condition of all parts of the nervous system which alcohol probably often produces. It is doubtless the result of the direct action of alcohol on the nervous tissue.
Page 72 - ... state of dread that some accident may happen to him ; in the omnibus, fears a collision ; crossing the street, fears that he will be crushed by passing teams ; walking on the sidewalks, fears that a sign may fall, or watches the eaves of...
Page 30 - In not more than eight or ten instances did we find more red spots upon the cut surface of the brain than usual. The peculiar firmness of the brain was noticed several times, even when decomposition of the rest of the body had made considerable advance.

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