REPORT OF CASE
The patient, a man, 21 years of age, was admitted on Aug. 20, 1920, to the neurologic service of Cook County Hospital complaining of headache and vomiting, with inability to swallow and to judge distance.
There was nothing abnormal noticed in the history of the patient's childhood except poor vision and "inability to judge distance." At the age of 9 he went to school, but "could not learn fast" because of defective vision. He was infantile in his desires and preferred to play with babies and young children.About six months before admission to the hospital he became dizzy and fell downstairs. He was picked up uninjured, but remembered nothing about the accident.He began to complain of his present symptoms in the early part of July, 1920. The most distressing symptom was inability to swallow, which had been present for about six weeks. For