This study was undertaken in the hope of obtaining additional evidence regarding cerebral localization of function and the mechanism by which certain symptoms are produced. The selection of intracranial neoplasm as the lesion to be studied is unorthodox. Vascular and traumatic lesions are usually chosen for this type of investigation. Vascular lesions are not, however, as strictly localized or as definitely localizable as is generally assumed. Traumatic injuries are rarely, if ever, tolerated in certain regions in which I am particularly interested. The method employed makes it possible to determine from a study of cases of tumor of the brain the intracranial area particularly concerned with the production of a given symptom.
It does not seem advisable at this time to attempt to review the formidable literature dealing with the symptomatology of tumors of the brain. A good bibliography of the old literature may be found in Oppenheim's
GIBBS FA. FREQUENCY WITH WHICH TUMORS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE BRAIN PRODUCE CERTAIN SYMPTOMS. Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(5):969–989. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240050003001
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