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March 1929

CALCIFICATIONS IN THE CHOROID PLEXUS WITH CONSIDERATION OF THEIR SIGNIFICANCE

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS

Dr. Whitney died, July 13, 1928.

Arch NeurPsych. 1929;21(3):533-541. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1929.02210210059003
Abstract

Last summer, one of us (C. W.) observed at the Colorado Psychopathic Hospital, on the service of Dr. Franklin Ebaugh, the case of a microcephalic idiot who on roentgen examination showed extraordinary calcification in the choroid plexuses. This case is being reported by Dr. Fox and one of us (C. W.). Through the kindness of Dr. Ebaugh, the patient was sent to St. Louis for study.

REPORT OF CASE  The patient, aged 18, was a microcephalic idiot (figs. 1 and 2) with moderate intelligence, and would be classed as a high grade imbecile; he had spadelike fingers, prominent teeth and a profuse growth of hair on the body. Both femurs and humeri were longer than they should have been for his height. This was the only abnormality in the bony framework that was noted aside from that of the head. Neurologically, the examination gave negative results. The excessive growth of

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