Lectures on Mental Disease by William Henry Octavius SankeyLectures on Mental Disease by William Henry Octavius Sankey

Lectures on Mental Disease

byWilliam Henry Octavius Sankey

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1884 Excerpt: ... Section VIII. THE ETIOLOGY, MOEBID ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY OF GENERAL PARESIS. Preliminary statement--Division of Subject--Causes, Remote, Predisposing--Influence of Sex--Age--Temperament--Marriage--Social position--Education--Character--Habits--Syphilis--Injuries--Epilepsy--Race--Proximate causes--Morbid anatomy--Pathology proper. It will tend to a clearer understanding of this part of the subject, if I pursue the course adopted in legal proceedings, that is to state firstly what conclusions I consider the facts of the case are calculated to prove, and then to give the evidence in detail. In my opinion the explanation to be derived from a consideration of all the phenomena of the disease, is as follows, that the disease commences in the nerve tissue itself, and is caused by a severe shock of a moral or physical kind; that the nerve tissues are primarily envolved and in their entirety; that is, that every division of the nervous system, whatever artificial divisions of its functions be made, participates in the phenomena of the disease. In other words, the symptoms and the lesions are connected with intellect, emotion, the motor faculties, voluntary and involuntary, as well as those connected with trophic functions. That the earliest symptoms are due to an excited or uncontrolled condition of the vascular system, which leads eventually to interstitial changes in the tissues themselves. The same order will be pursued in the examination of this part of the subject in connection with general paresis, as was adopted in relation to ordinary insanity, viz., the subject will be divided into:--I. The supposed causes or the etiology. II. The anatomical characters of the disease or poet mortem appearances. III. The pathology or the explanation of the altered functions....
Title:Lectures on Mental DiseaseFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.37 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217702759

ISBN - 13:9780217702751

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