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November 1921

ACUTE ASCENDING MYELITIS OF THE INFECTIOUS TYPEITS POSSIBLE RELATIONSHIP TO POLIOMYELITIS IN A CERTAIN GROUP OF CASES

Author Affiliations

SAN FRANCISCO; BOSTON

From the medical clinic and pathologic laboratory of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, Mass.

Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(5):509-528. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190050044003
Abstract

The experimental and clinical work of Homen, Marinesco, T. Buzzard, Russel, Strumpell, Gowers and many others has been of importance in placing the clinical picture of acute disseminated myelitis on its correct pathologic and etiologic basis. It is not the object of this paper to discuss, from either the pathologic or the clinical standpoint, acute disseminated myelitis as such, but to study acute ascending myelitis, an anatomic variation of the same disease. As a means of comparison we have chosen a case of acute ascending poliomyelitis presenting both typical clinical manifestations and pathologic evidence of this disease. Both cases occurred on the service of Dr. F. W. Peabody, in the medical wards of the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, and with his consent we summarize the cases.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1.—History.  —F. T. C., woman, aged 28, an American housewife, who complained of stiffness of the neck, gave a negative

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