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April 1932

HEAD INJURIES: EFFECTS AND THEIR APPRAISAL: III. ENCEPHALOGRAPHIC OBSERVATIONS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Neurological Service of Bellevue Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;27(4):791-810. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02230160032004
Abstract

This communication is based on a study of twenty cases of skull injury, four previously reported and sixteen comprising the present series.

Foerster,1 Wartenberg2 and especially Schwab3 were the first to demonstrate abnormal encephalographic conditions in patients who had sustained skull injuries. Later, Heidrich,4 Bielschowsky,5 Pancoast and Fay,6 Foerster and Penfield,7 Frazier and others reported similar observations. In a paper on encephalography I included four cases of the posttraumatic state with abnormalities in the encephalogram.8 Since then I have had the opportunity of observing sixteen additional cases of skull injury, the encephalographic conditions in which are reported in this communication.

REPORT OF CASES 

Case 1. 

History.  —Charles E. H., aged 39, a construction worker, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital on Nov. 21, 1929, complaining of pain in the back, headache and attacks of unconsciousness for one year. The previous and family histories

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