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February 4, 1911

SYMPTOMS SUGGESTIVE OF BRAIN TUMOR RELIEVED BY THE CORRECTION OF A REFRACTIVE ERROR

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Clinical Professor of Neurology, University of Pittsburg PITTSBURG

JAMA. 1911;LVI(5):347. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560050033013

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Abstract

The case is that of a man 50 years of age, a railroader by occupation, who consulted me Aug. 24, 1909. During the last two and a half years he had suffered four severe accidents on the railroad. In one of these accidents the left side of the head was severely injured, but he apparently recovered from all of these accidents.

The symptoms for which the patient consulted me dated back three months and consisted of headache and dizziness of increasing frequency and severity. The headaches were located chiefly in the occipital region, although they were occasionally frontal. There was a good deal of pain in the temples. On a number of occasions the patient vomited before breakfast, and this vomiting did not seem to stand in any relationship to food ingested. He complained of double vision, and stated that within the last three months his sight had steadily failed,

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