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July 26, 1913

TWO CASES OF CIRCULATORY DISTURBANCE OF THE BRAIN

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ST. PAUL, MINN.

JAMA. 1913;61(4):257-259. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350040023010
Abstract

We thought it might be of interest to report to this section two quite rare and extremely interesting cases of circulatory disturbance of the brain.

Case 1.  —The first case is, in all probability, a thrombosis of the posterior-inferior cerebellar artery. It was referred to us by Dr. D. C. Jones.

History.  —The patient is a man, aged 47, married, traveling salesman. He uses alcohol in moderation and tobacco in excess. Personal history is negative, except that the patient had gonorrhea at the age of 22; he denies lues. For the past four years he has had bilateral occipital headaches, more marked on the right side and more severe in the recumbent posture. Family history is negative.

Present Trouble.  —The present disease began July 12, 1912. While out walking, the patient suddenly developed an attack of dizziness and staggering, so marked that he had to lean against a building to keep from falling. This lasted about ten

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