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September 1925


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From the Pathology Laboratory of Rush Medical College.

Arch NeurPsych. 1925;14(3):365-383. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1925.02200150078007

Porencephaly was first described under this name by Heschl,1 who, in 1859 and subsequently, gave a detailed description of eight cases. According to Audry,2 the defects described by Reil in 1912 were porencephalic.

Kundrat,3 in 1882, studied twelve such brains and added to his report an analysis of all previous publications. In 1889, Schattenberg4 published a detailed summary of the records of thirty-two other cases recorded by various authors. A review by von Kahlden,5 in 1895, included ninety-four cases and a clear microscopic and macroscopic description of ten, coming under his own observation. The analysis by Schutte,6 in 1902, of 123 cases is mainly devoted to the gross alterations. Another good discussion is that by Salzmann.7 In general, the references to the literature in each of the contributions mentioned are thorough, and there have been but few recent reports. Most of the studies