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January 1948

SPATIAL ORGANIZATION OF VISUAL PERCEPTION FOLLOWING INJURY TO THE BRAIN

Arch NeurPsych. 1948;59(1):39-62. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1948.02300360049004
Abstract

IN THE case reported in the preceding section, a persistent and systematic alteration in visual space perception was described in a case in which (consequent to a shrapnel injury of the posterior portion of the right parietal lobe) hemiparesis had developed but practically normal fields of vision were observed on standard perimetric examination. In the following case, an almost identical disorder in the perception of spatial relations was observed in a patient with shrapnel injuries of the occipital lobe. In contrast to the first case, the injury resulted in demonstrable homonymous field defects, but was not accompanied with any further changes in sensory or motor function.

Case 2.  —J. H. M., a radio man, third class, aged 20, was injured on Dec. 13, 1944 in the Philippine area, when a Japanese suicide plane hit his ship and exploded. He sustained multiple shrapnel wounds and lacerations of the head and body.

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