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April 1, 1911

REPORT OF THIRTEEN CASES OF HEMIPLEGIA FOLLOWING HEAD INJURY

Author Affiliations

Junior Surgeon, Deaconess Hospital: Visiting Surgeon, City Hospital ST. LOUIS

From the St. Louis City Hospital.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(13):953-954. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560130017007
Abstract

Hemiplegia due to cranial injury is perhaps of more frequent occurrence than we have been led to believe, although this complication was present in only thirteen of the 614 cases of fracture of the skull admitted to the City Hospital during the past five years. In two other cases there was paralysis of one leg, and in one case the side of the patient's face, opposite to the scalp wound, was motionless. A brief report of the cases in point follows the history of my own case.

AUTHOR'S CASE 

Case 1. 

—History.  —G. P., colored, a laborer, aged 29, was admitted to the surgical department of the City Hospital, Oct. 18, 1910. Dr. Chaddock, visiting neurologist to the City Hospital, saw the patient with me. The patient was conscious and stated that two hours before admission he was struck on the right side of his head with a heavy hoe

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