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November 1932

CRITICAL STUDY OF A CASE OF APHASIA

Author Affiliations

Ann Arbor, Mich.

From the Departments of Neurology and Surgery, University of Michigan Hospital.

Arch NeurPsych. 1932;28(5):1178-1181. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1932.02240050214015

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Abstract

Much has been written about the various manifestations of aphasia and their significance. At the present time there is no completely accepted theory in regard to the physiologic and psychologic manifestation of this condition. Therefore we believe that every case that may bear on the interpretation of such disorders should be carefully studied and reported. Consequently, we are presenting the following case.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —The patient, R. S., a man, aged 31, was admitted to the University Hospital on May 25, 1931, complaining of difficulty in expressing himself in speaking and in writing. It was said that three years before, while loading sheep into a truck, he was accidentally struck on the chin in a manner which threw his head sharply backward. There were no immediate symptoms, but within an hour or two it became impossible for him to understand what people said to him. There was

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