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June 1942

ALTERNATING TREMOR AND ITS RELATION TO CORTICAL PATHWAYS

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Laboratory for Research in Neuropathology and the Division of Neurology and Neuropathology, Montefiore Hospital, and the Department of Neurology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.

Arch NeurPsych. 1942;47(6):962-970. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1942.02290060100007
Abstract

Within the past few years neurosurgeons have made a concentrated effort to relieve some of the disabilities and deformities in cases of severe paralysis agitans that have not responded to medication. Reports of this work have been published in the 1940 volume of the Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Diseases, Proceedings.

In a case of bilateral parkinsonism left hemiplegia followed thrombosis of the right middle cerebral artery. As the patient recovered motor power in the affected extremities it was observed that the tremors present before the hemiplegia did not return. She was observed for the next three years at Montefiore Hospital, and postmortem examination was made at her death. The case is reported in the hope that it may be of help to the neurosurgeon in his attack on this problem. I have been unable to find a similar case in the literature.

REPORT OF A CASE  E.

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