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Article
August 31, 1889

CASES OF INFANTILE HEMIPLEGIA.

Author Affiliations

ASSISTANT PHYSICIAN TO THE ARKANSAS STATE LUNATIC ASYLUM, LITTLE ROCK.

JAMA. 1889;XIII(9):302-305. doi:10.1001/jama.1889.04440050014003
Abstract

The following fourteen cases of infantile hemiplegia have come under my observation in this institution, all but one being under treatment at the same time, in a total population of 419 patients. They exemplify most of the symptoms usually found in such cases, and are, perhaps, of sufficient interest to be put on record, although I cannot lay claim to any original discoveries in connection with them. The histories furnished at the admission of the patients are, I regret to say, so imperfect as to be worthless for the purposes of this article.

Case 1.—Margaret B., aged 30. Said to have become paralyzed at the age of eight months. The left side of the face is smaller than the right, and less strongly innervated. Left arm shorter and.smaller than right; good movement of elbow, shoulder and wrist joints; imperfect abduction of fingers, movements of hand somewhat awkward and weak.

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