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October 1922

DIAGNOSTIC VALUE OF BLOOD SUGAR Curves IN NEUROLOGY

Arch NeurPsych. 1922;8(4):401-411. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1922.02190160062005
Abstract

This study was begun with the idea of ascertaining whether characteristic sugar curves were found in instances of suspected glandular anomalies, for the purpose of differentiating one type from another through the curve characteristics. The only thing of value discovered was a low sugar curve and an increased tolerance in some cases in which dysfunction of the pituitary was evident. In such instances the diagnostic value of the curve was of little importance when contrasted with other symptoms and findings. As this work went on it became evident that some other factor was present which produced curves of a distinctly abnormal kind in cases which showed no clinical evidence of glandular dysfunction. This element by exclusion was thought to be some kind of mental anomaly associated with or originating from emotional abnormality. Of particular importance in this early series of cases were states of anxiety, fear, apprehension, repression and conditions

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