On chorea and other allied movement disorders of early life

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byOctavius Sturges

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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. 1881 Excerpt: ...fright or to mechanical lesions,' as possible causes of chorea SThe processes of chorea are in fact such as weaken the force of the nervous apparatus without destroying its structure. Hence the weakness of the muscular force and diminished sensibility so common in chorea. Hence also its frequent termination in paralysis.' To the condition of system of which chorea is the consequence, Dr. Broadbent gives the name of 'delirium of the sensory motor ganglia of the brain.' Having thus reached, in our search after the anatomical basis or material of chorea, the point at which it is affirmed that the nervous apparatus is weakened, but not destroyed, and that the condition of the nervous ganglia concerned is best described by such a word as delirium, we may fairly conclude that anatomical hypothesis has pretty well exhausted itself. But when physical changes are lost sight of, there still remains a wide field of conjecture, if not of research. We leave the tissues, and make appeal to the blood. Variously expressed by various authors, and favoured in part 1 British Medical Journal, Jan. 20, 1877. 3 Ibid. April 17-24, 1869. by some of those I have just quoted, the doctrine which connects chorea with an altered condition of the blood finds perhaps the frankest and most unreserved statement at the hands of Dr. John Ogle, with whom Dr. Hammond, of New York, fully agrees.1 It may be objected that the hypothesis does not so much account for the origin of chorea as for its consequence. Recognising the frequent occurrence of fibrinous deposits on the heart's valves in chorea, Dr. Ogle2 is led to regard these ' as results of some antecedent condition of the blood, common also to the choreic condition.' In rheumatism and in anaemia, 'conditions both of them associated with ch...

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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. 1881 Excerpt: ...fright or to mechanical lesions,' as possible causes of chorea SThe processes of chorea are in fact such as weaken the force of ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217738524

ISBN - 13:9780217738521

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