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February 25, 1888


JAMA. 1888;X(8):249-250. doi:10.1001/jama.1888.02400340029009

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Cerebral Paralysis in Infancy—General Muscular Contracture in an Infant—Infantile Paralysis from Polio-encephalitis—Moral Obliquity in Childhood—A Book Agent with Small-pox.

There has recently been organized in the Academy of Medicine a Section on Pædiatrics, and its first scientific meeting was held January 25, with Dr. J. Lewis Smith, the Chairman, presiding. On this occasion the session was devoted to the subject of Cerebral Paralysis in Infancy, and an able paper, that he called a contribution to its study, was read by Dr. H. Seibert. In it he referred to three classes of cases in which the clinical manifestations were all due to atrophy of the brain, although in the first the trouble had its origin in an insufficient blood-supply, in the second in acute meningitis, and in the third in chronic meningitis.

In treating of the first variety he gave a detailed description of a case in

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