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July 1936

Current Trends in the Study of Aphasia, Apraxia and Agnosia.

Arch NeurPsych. 1936;36(1):230. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1936.02260070240019

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This volume presents a series of papers published by the members of the Clinical Division of the Neurological Institute of Moscow. The new ideas with which the papers deal are largely those of Kurt Goldstein and Paul Schilder; these are illustrated by reports of cases. Stolbun reports two interesting cases of "constructive apraxia." This condition followed a cerebral insult in one case and a gunshot wound in the other. In both cases, in spite of the fact that intellectual functions returned rapidly after the injury, there remained a residual inability to draw, draft or copy or to make most simple designs. The author points out that this is due to disturbances in the sense of spatial orientation, which are the cause of apraxia. Edinova and Futter point out that, following a cerebral injury or a vascular change, when the patient reacquires speech and thinking functions there is a complete change

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