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February 1927

Ueber die Agraphie und ihre lokal diagnostischen Beziehungen.

Arch NeurPsych. 1927;17(2):278-279. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1927.02200320132017

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This volume describes a single case in which agraphia is the predominant symptom. In the detailed presentation, there is general agreement with the recently expressed views of Henschen combating the idea, by no means new, that agraphia is not an entity. A praiseworthy attempt has been made to avoid confusion between psychologic and physiologic points of view and to develop a parallelism in methods of approach without falling into the error of psychologic localization.

The contents of the book may be summarized as follows: (1) return of agraphia following extirpation of a parieto-occipital tumor; (2) the relationship of agraphia to apraxia, to word blindness and to aphasic disturbances; (3) disturbances of position in agraphia; (4) relation between the central agraphic region and the motor areas; (5) comparative consideration of cortical lesions in the cases of pure agraphia hitherto observed; (6) right-sided and left-sided lesions in persons with agraphia; (7) effects

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