Lectures On The Diagnosis Of Diseases Of The Brain; Delivered At University College Hospital

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byWilliam Richard Gowers

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... The well-known aphonia of hysteria, depending on under-action of the adductors of the vocal cords, is sufficiently distinguished by the absence of any attempt at phonation. This inactivity may extend to the tongue, and cause loss of even whispered speech, a sequence that is pathognomonic. "Very rarely a palsy of the abductors may give rise to inspiratory stridor without impairment of expiratory phonation. The symptoms are those of the same palsy when of organic origin, but the association of the two is always sufficiently diagnostic. The convulsive attacks of hysteria ought not to cause a difficulty in diagnosis. These features are, for the most part, distinctive, and the problem is, not whether they indicate organic brain-disease, but whether any other symptoms of a different character coexist with them. Here, gentlemen, we must end. The problems that we have considered in these lectures are certain to present themselves before you, frequently, in your future work. Their form will vary, but the principles of diagnosis that I have endeavoured to put before you, will guide you, I believe, to a right conclusion in most cases. When you meet with special difficulty, do not be hasty in trying to arrive at a decision. Think over the symptoms; read over the description of the diseases between which the diagnosis lies; examine your patient again; and, if necessary, watch the symptoms for a time. Perplexing as these problems often are, they are rarely insuperable to those who combine, with a firm grasp of the methods of diagnosis, a fair knowledge of the symptoms of organic diseases of the brain. INDEX. Abduceus nerve, 31 (See also Sixth nerve) Abductor paralysis of vocal cords, 100 in hysteria, 237 (See also Larynx) Abscess of brain, 200 symptoms of, 229 Accommod...

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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. 1885. Excerpt: ... The well-known aphonia of hysteria, depending on under-action of the adductors of the vocal cords, is sufficiently distinguish...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217011624

ISBN - 13:9780217011624

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