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October 1924

REMISSIONS IN GENERAL PARALYSISSTUDY OF CONSECUTIVE ADMISSIONS OF MEN TO THE MANHATTAN STATE HOSPITAL FROM JULY 1, 1911, TO JUNE 30, 1918

Author Affiliations

First Assistant Physician, Manhattan State Hospital; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University NEW YORK

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;12(4):419-442. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02200040068005
Abstract

This study was made for the purpose of gathering data concerning cases of general paralysis in which treatment had not been given, which could be used as control material for the cases of paralysis in which the patients were being treated in this hospital. The results in the treated series have been presented by Dr. Isaac J. Furman.1

The material consists of consecutive admissions of men with cases diagnosed as general paralysis. The period covered is from July 1, 1911, to June 30, 1918, or seven years, during which 1,004 patients, with 1,043 admissions, entered the hospital. Cases in men only have been studied, as the systematic treatment of general paralysis has been limited practically to them. This period was selected because serologic examinations were frequently made, because it antedated the period of the cases in which treatment was given, and because this interval to the present time has

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