The study of a case from a family with four generations of abnormal behavior but with no convulsions is presented.
Report of Case
R. G., a 44-year-old married white man, was admitted to the Brooklyn State Hospital on March 4, 1955, with a history of "something like a brain attack." It was said that "he feels well for a while, then has an attack."He had gone to Florida the previous January because he wanted to try out a system for winning at horse racing. He became irrational and hyperactive at his hotel and had to be hospitalized. Subsequently, he was returned to New York to a receiving hospital and transferred to Brooklyn State Hospital. He claimed amnesia for a great part of the weeks in Florida and his behavior prior to admission to Brooklyn State Hospital.He had been previously hospitalized at Brooklyn State Hospital on Jan. 30, 1953.
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