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November 1924

Zur Klinik der nicht paralytischen Lues-Psychosen (Nonparalytic Syphilitic Psychoses).

Arch NeurPsych. 1924;12(5):599. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1924.02200050114011

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Abstract

This is a well-considered essay on the classification and symptomatology of syphilitic psychoses, or of psychoses in syphilitic patients, general paralysis excluded. Evidently the work was produced under the influence of Bonhoeffer, and reflects, or contains, much of his calm judgment and common sense. Of the twenty-three carefully observed and fully reported cases, twenty-two are from his service at the Charité in Berlin.

The German literature is fully and carefully considered; otherwise the bibliography is incomplete to the extent of deformity. Of the forty-two reterences, thirty-seven are German, two Scandinavian, two French and one Dutch.

After twenty-one pages of mature consideration of opinions and reports, the author makes the following classifications:

1. Exogenous reaction types with acute or protracted course.

(a) Anxious-confusional states of excitement.

(b) Epileptogenic cloudy states.

2. Hallucinosis or hallucinatory paranoid cases.

3. Chronic organic psychoses.

To these he adds manic, melancholic, catatonic and other psychotic states

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