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July 1939


Arch NeurPsych. 1939;42(1):127-133. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1939.02270190135009

REPORT OF CASES  Two cases of aneurysm of the vertebral artery are reported for the following reasons: Large aneurysms of the vertebral arteries are rare. Subarachnoid hemorrhage may be the first manifest symptom. In spite of opinions to the contrary, syphilis is sometimes the cause. The clinical picture may lead to a suspicion of tumor of the brain.

Case 1.  —A married woman aged 31 was admitted to the Presbyterian Hospital on June 15, 1914, and twice later. The family history was unimportant except that the father died of tuberculosis. The patient was a timid, bashful, nervous child. Menstruation began at the age of 12 and ceased for a year at 14, during which she was weak and pale. She was married at the age of 17 and in the following year gave birth to a premature child, who had an eruption, "sore eyes and sore mouth" and died at

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