A study of the curve for the sugar content of the blood following encephalography was undertaken to determine whether the findings would throw light on the mechanism of regulation of the blood sugar and would be of diagnostic value in neurologic problems.
Studies of the sugar content of the blood following encephalography were made on seventy-five patients in the neurologic and neurosurgical service of Dr. Temple Fay, at the Temple University Hospital. There were twenty-eight males and forty-seven females, ranging from 10 to 62 years of age. The majority were in the 10 to 30 year age group (graph 1). These patients were grouped as follows: those with neurologic conditions, such as posttraumatic headache, spasmodic torticollis, Little's disease, postencephalitic parkinsonism and Friedreich's ataxia (fifteen); those with tumor of the brain (ten), and those with convulsive disorders (fifty).
Mader1 in 1928 and 1932 studied the changes in the blood sugar
SCOTT M. CURVE FOR THE SUGAR CONTENT OF THE BLOOD FOLLOWING ENCEPHALOGRAPHY: COMPARISON WITH THE USUAL CURVE FOR DEXTROSE TOLERANCE. Arch NeurPsych. 1937;38(5):985–991. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260230083005
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