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July 1921


Arch NeurPsych. 1921;6(1):116. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1921.02190010123016

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In this monograph is presented the first part of a consideration of congenital syphilis in its relations to mental abnormality, which is finally to include the neurologic disturbances of idiocy and imbecility, epilepsy, syphilis of the brain, and even psychoneurotic tendencies in the apparently sound offspring of syphilitic patients.

Dr. Kraepelin presents only juvenile general paralysis, in thirty-nine cases of pure type, seven doubtful cases, and seven cases in which serologic, but not clinical, positive findings (pre-paralysis?) were obtained. She makes a thorough analysis of histories, symptoms and events in the course of the disease processes. Thirty-seven tables explain this part of the text alone, including tables showing metasyphilis in parents, Wassermann reactions in relatives, the preliminary symptoms, neurologic signs and treatment. A section follows which gives the individual records in painstaking detail with photographs in full length of the pure types. Consideration of the doubtful cases is clarified by

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