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August 1924

A DEVELOPMENTAL ANOMALY OF THE CEREBRAL CORTEX

Author Affiliations

TORONTO, CANADA

From the Department of Anatomy, University of Toronto.

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;12(2):167-172. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02200020038004
Abstract

We report the following case because of the evident rarity of occurrence of this developmental anomaly.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —E. A., a man, aged 53, was admitted to St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, in October, 1923. He was a diabetic and was receiving insulin treatment. On admission he was acutely ill with pneumonia, to which he succumbed within two days after entering the hospital. There was nothing in his medical history to suggest mental defect or disease.

Necropsy Findings.  —There were the scars of old tuberculous disease at the apex of the right lung. This had evidently "lit up," because the bronchopneumonia, of which he died, was proved to be tuberculous. No other pathologic lesion was found in the chest or abdomen.The skull was opened, and the brain removed. Coronal sections of the frontal lobes disclosed the presence of multiple gray masses scattered irregularly through the white matter of

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