This case is presented because of certain uncommon features in its microscopic examination, some of which explained a confusing clinical picture:
T. C., a man, aged 38 years, was admitted to the Neurological Department, Bellevue Hospital on February 14, and died there thirteen days later. Syphilitic infection occurred at the age of 20. The first symptom of his illness was in October of last year when he experienced a series of severe girdling pains in the distribution of the first lumbar roots. These pains were felt at fairly widely separated intervals up to two weeks before admission to the hospital. He then noticed a weakness of the left leg which in fifty-six hours was useless; paralysis of bladder and rectum followed quickly, and in three more days there was total flaccid paralysis of both lower extremities and of the lower trunk muscles, together with a loss of all sensibility from
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