To provide a suitable introduction to my subject, the following case is outlined:
—Mr. X. was first seen by me Dec. 24, 1908. He was 50 years of age, married,, and the father of four living, healthy children. His father, who had been previously rheumatic, died at 82 of old age. His mother died of syncope at 64. He has one brother who is healthy and well except that he is an asthmatic. There are no nervous or mental troubles, tuberculosis, or malaria in him or his family. He was never nervously ill.In 1881, when 26 years old, he was circumcised, and he may have had syphilis at that time, but the history of it is uncertain, and there were no demonstrable evidences of lues at the time of his first examination, in 1907. His habits have always been temperate and his bodily functions normal.In 1891, or
JONES WA. RESECTION OFTHE POSTERIOR ROOTS OF THE SPINAL CORD: WITH THE REPORT OF ONE CASE AND CITATION OF OTHER CASES AS A BASIS OF INQUIRY INTO THE COURSE OF THE SENSORY PATHWAY. JAMA. 1911;LVII(15):1175–1179. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260100001001
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