A study of the nervous system in cases of spondylose rhizomelique and allied conditions has been made only in a few cases, those of von Bechterew,1 Leri,2 Reuter,3 Fraenkel4 and McCarthy,5 to which reference will be made later.
In the case which forms the basis for this report the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves and muscles were examined, and pathologic changes, though slight, were distinctly observed. The addition of this case, therefore, to the meager literature of the subject, at least so far as a study of the nervous system is concerned, throws some light on a subject about which there exists much diversity of opinion.
—The patient, Z., was a man, aged 64, whose history, unfortunately, can not be given, except that he was admitted to the Philadelphia Home for Incurables, Sept. 29, 1903, and remained there, practically in the same condition as
RHEIN JHW. PATHOLOGIC REPORT OF THE NERVOUS SYSTEM IN A CASE OF SPONDYLOSE RHIZOMELIQUE.. JAMA. 1908;LI(6):463–467. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410060013001d
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