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November 1932

FREQUENCY WITH WHICH TUMORS IN VARIOUS PARTS OF THE BRAIN PRODUCE CERTAIN SYMPTOMS

Author Affiliations

PHILADELPHIA

From the Department of Pathology, Johns Hopkins Medical School, the Departments of Neuropathology and Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, and the Johnson Foundation, University of Pennsylvania.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(5):969-989. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240050003001
Abstract

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.

PREVIOUS INVESTIGATIONS  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

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