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July 1927

ACUTE (EPIDEMIC?) ENCEPHALITISREPORT OF A CASE IN A NEW-BORN TWIN WITH HISTOLOGIC OBSERVATIONS

Author Affiliations

Professor of Neurology, University of Illinois College of Medicine CHICAGO

From the pathology laboratories of the Research and Educational Hospitals, University of Illinois and the Illinois State Psychopathic Institute.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;18(1):44-55. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02210010047003
Abstract

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 

History.  —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

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