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October 25, 1919

HYSTERICAL HEMIPLEGIA: REPORT OF CASE RESULTING FROM A SHRAPNEL WOUND OF THE SCALP AND PRESENTING INTERESTING CLINICAL FEATURES

JAMA. 1919;73(17):1258-1262. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610430006003
Abstract

While the history and clinical picture we are privileged to report may not be considered especially unusual by those medical officers who, during the great war, encountered all manner of functional nervous manifestations, the condition nevertheless does possess features of interest to the general practitioner and presents several points worthy of discussion by the neurologist.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —W. P. W., a married man, aged 29, American, marine diver, enjoyed good health during youth and obtained a common school education.So far as we could determine, the family history presented nothing noteworthy. His mother and father were dead; the former died from a complication of diseases at the age of 62; the father succumbed to pneumonia a few weeks before. The patient had two brothers and two sisters. One brother died from wounds, in France, during the past year. The remaining brother and two sisters were alive and well.

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