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March 1939

BILATERAL FRONTAL LOBECTOMY: Follow-Up Report of a Case

Arch NeurPsych. 1939;41(3):580-585. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270150154014
Abstract

Bilateral frontal lobectomy in man, with long survival, has been performed only once. The patient, A, has been the subject of previous reports,1 the last having been made in 1936. The purpose of this paper is to report on A's status to date. He was a stockbroker, born in 1889. Both frontal lobes were removed in 1930.

PHYSICAL STATUS  A's physical status is exactly what it was at the time of the last report. Neurologic examination, when performed on April 1, 1938, gave normal results except that the right achilles jerk was slightly less active than any of the other tendon reflexes and the left cremasteric reflex was absent. It is possible for the first time to report on one of the plantar reflexes, examination of which A did not permit before. In the present examination he allowed the right plantar reflex to be tested; it was normal. A's

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