Multiple tumors of the nervous system in which each separate tumor has somewhat different histologic and functional characteristics occur with sufficient frequency to warrant a more thorough study of them. An etiologic classification of such tumors would remove the obvious defects in our present method of attempting to classify them according to their similarity to adult tissues (Masson1). The following case is a striking example.
REPORT OF CASE
—A. M., a white man, aged 30, a janitor and trucker, was admitted to the Jefferson Hospital on Feb. 15, 1930, to the service of Dr. Edward Strecker. The father died of insanity at 65, and one brother committed suicide. The patient had had a congenital strabismus from birth. The present illness came on gradually. First there was ataxia and difficulty in raising the feet to walk up steps, with gradually increasing intermittent edema and pain across the abdomen.
STEWART HL. MULTIPLE TUMORS OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM: REPORT OF A CASE. Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(1):132–139. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240010140010
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