Little is known of acute cerebral conditions in early infancy. Yet they may be of great importance in affording an explanation for the development of some of the epilepsies, defect conditions, etc., that prove so difficult of comprehension late in life. For this reason, the observations in the case to be reported, the opportunity to study which I owe to Dr. Kantor, are deemed worthy of record. The case is of especial interest by reason of the fact that, clinically, nothing was observed that suggested the presence of an acute infection of the brain. Unfortunately, this had the advantage of rendering the clinical study incomplete, and the history is, in consequence, somewhat meager.
REPORT OF CASE
—The child, a twin, was born, Jan. 22, 1926, at the North Chicago Hospital by a normal delivery; it weighed 63/8 pounds (2.9 Kg.), had club feet, hypospadias, an imperforate anus and congenital
HASSIN GB. ACUTE (EPIDEMIC?) ENCEPHALITISREPORT OF A CASE IN A NEW-BORN TWIN WITH HISTOLOGIC OBSERVATIONS. Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(1):44-55. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210010047003