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November 1938

DISTRIBUTION OF AFFECTED NERVE CELLS IN A CASE OF AMYOTONIA CONGENITA

Arch NeurPsych. 1938;40(5):1066. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1938.02270110220020

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —In the article bearing this title, which appeared in the August 1938 issue of the Archives, pages 337-351, I stated that affected cells were seen in the globus pallidus. Further study of the sections has led me to the opinion that the affected cells ascribed to the globus pallidus and illustrated in figure 4 C are in the lateral part of the nucleus of the thalamus. These cells are large, oval and darkly stained and contain a large amount of Nissl substance. Whether they are efferent cells is not known.No affected cells have been observed among the cells of the globus pallidus, which are elongated or multipolar.

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