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October 1938

ATHETOSIS AND PALLIDAL DEFICIENCY

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;40(4):789-799. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270100161010
Abstract

This report concerns a case of athetoid paralysis in a woman who, in spite of a severe motor handicap, attained a high degree of cultural development. The brain stem of this patient has been studied in detail. Because of the specific nature of the lesion and its theoretic bearing on the organization of the extrapyramidal motor system, the details of this case are placed on record.

REPORT OF A CASE 

History.  —H. G. D., a woman aged 35, who died of bronchopneumonia and other complications, was born on February 21, 1900, in Richmond, Ind. Weight at birth was 6 pounds and 12 ounces (3,062 Gm.). She was the first child; labor was precipitate, lasting fifteen minutes. No instruments, chloroform or ether was used. The infant appeared normal and nursed. The mother had a retained afterbirth and on the eleventh day exhibited toxic and delirious symptoms. She was given bromides, but

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