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March 1937

COINCIDENCE OF INTERPARIETAL SYNDROME AND AUTOMATIC CHANGES OF POSTURE IN A CASE OF SCHIZOPHRENIA

Arch NeurPsych. 1937;37(3):629-637. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260150159009
Abstract

Magnus1 and his collaborators have cast light on numerous problems of motor and tonic innervation through systematic experiments on animals, continued for several years. Many of their conclusions were endorsed by the observations of research workers in the pathology of the human brain, especially Simons,2 Goldstein,3 Goldstein and Riese,4 Zingerle,5 Hoff and Schilder,6 as well as Pette,7 Foerster8 and Schaltenbrand.9 The reflexes of posture and attitude and the automatic changes of body posture can be accepted as valuable aids in neurologic diagnosis. Their exact value can hardly be defined as yet, but they have already furnished important contributions to the knowledge of the pathobiologic processes and symptomatology of the cerebellum, the system of the nucleus ruber and the frontal and parietal lobes, as well as the pyramidal and the extrapyramidal system. It is known that the induced changes in the tonus

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