Lectures On The Diseases Of The Nervous System (volume 1); Delivered At La Salpêtrière

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byJean Martin Charcot

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ON ATHETOSIS. In one of his last lectures at the Salpetriere,1 M. Charcot has described the characters which distinguish a variety of post-hemiplegic hemichorea, to which Mr. W. Hammond, of New York, has given the name of Athetosis. But whilst Mr. Hammond, who first pointed out these movements, considers them in some sort as constituting a particular morbid state, quite autonomous, M. Charcot considers that they are simply choreiform movements, and that they should be connected, nosographically, with the history of symptomatic chorea, as a simple variety.2 According to Dr. Hammond, athetosis* is characterised by its being impossible for the patients to keep their fingers and toes in the position in which they may be placed, and by their continual movement. This definition is imperfect, for the following reasons:--1°. It should be added that the movements of the fingers are performed slowly, and that the fingers have a tendency to assume constrained attitudes; 2°, Moreover, the ai/iefosis does not always remain limited to the muscles which move the fingers and toes; sometimes, in fact, the entire hand and foot are affected. 3°. Lastly, in the case of one of the patients whom Professor Charcot has shown to his audience, some muscles of the face and neck are stirred by choreiform movements, simultaneously with those of the hand and foot. The following cases illustrate perfectly the principal characters of athetosis: Case I.--Gr--, now aged 32, had convulsions when eight 1 December, 1876. s This opinion has already been expressed, in an interesting work, by H. Bernhardt,'Ueber den von Hammond Athctose genannte Symptomcncomplex.' * 'A&roc, "without a fixed position." ATHETOSIS. 391 mouths old, which were followed by paralysis of the left side....

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1881. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... ON ATHETOSIS. In one of his last lectures at the Salpetriere,1 M. Charcot has described the characters which distinguish a v...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217011101

ISBN - 13:9780217011105

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