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January 1924

REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE FOR 1921 AND 1922 ON NEUROLOGY OF CHILDREN

Am J Dis Child. 1924;27(1):67-94. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1924.01920070074009
Abstract

MENINGES  A number of new symptoms, some of them observed by Brudzinski in irritative and inflammatory processes of the meninges, have been described by Jonscher;1 for instance, flexion of the contralateral extremity following pressure on the upper arm or thigh, and a contralateral reflex on flexion of one arm. They are referred to hyperalgesia and, as the well known neck phenomenon of Brudzinski, are genetically brought in relation with the altered state of body colloids.Meningitis in infancy is rather infrequent, especially under 3 months of age; and then it is caused by certain micro-organisms that rarely play a rôle later. J. V. Cooke and H. H. Bell,2 in reviewing the literature of the last five years, encountered only twelve cases of meningococcus meningitis in infants under 3 months of age. In a series of 218 cases of tuberculous meningitis in children under 3 years of age, only

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